Punjab police form SIT to probe complaint against AAP MLA Sandoa
The SIT was formed after the AAP MLA’s wife met Rupnagar SSP and demanded a fair probe, police said.punjab Updated: Jul 31, 2017 18:44 IST
The Punjab Police on Monday formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the case against an AAP legislator who was booked for allegedly assaulting and outraging the modesty of a woman.
The three-member SIT will be led by Rupnagar superintendent of police (SP)-Investigation Raminder Singh, said Rupnagar senior SP Raj Bachan Singh Sandhu.
The other members of the SIT are deputy SP-Investigation Varinderjit Singh and deputy SP Manvir Singh Bajwa, he said.
The SIT was formed after the AAP MLA’s wife met the senior SP and demanded a fair probe, police said.
The police had booked the AAP’s Rupnagar legislator Amarjit Singh Sandoa on July 29 on charges of intent to outrage the modesty of a woman, assault and criminal intimidation.
The case was registered on the complaint of a 55-year-old woman who had alleged that the MLA had thrashed her when she had gone to his house to ask him to pay pending rents and electricity bills to the tune of Rs 2.5 lakh.
She had claimed that Sandoa had rented her house in November 2016 for Rs 30,000 per month and used it as his election office. He vacated it in April this year but did not pay the rent and the electricity bill, the woman said in her complaint.
She alleged that the MLA thrashed her when she had gone to his house to ask him to clear the due.
However, Sandoa had rubbished the allegations and alleged that a conspiracy had been hatched against him.
Backing his party MLA, Punjab AAP chief and Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann accused the Congress led government of “threatening” opponents with “false” cases