The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday questioned the delay in the proceedings of the Channu bus case, in which a girl was crushed under a bus owned by Akali leader Hardeep Singh Dimpy Dhillon.
In a statement here, AAP’s legal cell head Himmat Singh Shergill said the police did the most barbaric act on the intervening night of December 11-12 when around 1am about 150 policemen fired about 100 gunshots in the air and lathicharged the peaceful protesters besides pulling the body of Arshdeep Kaur, the victim, for about 150 metres, with her teeth and flesh scattering on the ground.
Shergill accused deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who is also the home minister, of pressing the police to such an extent that till date no FIR had been registered against any cop or Dimpy Dhillon, rather FIRs were registered against several villagers and AAP volunteers.
Shergill said the people of Punjab had lost faith in the Badal government and the state police and emphasised that the AAP leadership would ensure that residents of Channu village and family of Arshdeep Kaur got justice. He said if the police failed in doing their duty as per law and take action against the real culprits, the AAP would gherao the police officials responsible and peacefully protest to ensure justice.