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SHO transferred after spat with BJP workers

punjab Updated: Sep 02, 2012 19:06 IST
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The station house officer (SHO) of the Banga city police station, Kuldeep Singh Saini, was transferred allegedly after a spat with local BJP leaders.


According to reports, a scooter collided with the car of Gurnam Singh, a BJP worker from Happowal village , around 9 pm on Friday on the Garhshankar road.

The scooterist received minor injuries in the collision and was taken by Gurnam to a doctor from where he left for his home. Gurnam's car was also damaged in this collision.

Later, local cops took Gurnam to the city police station where station house officer Saini asked for his medical examination. Meanwhile, several BJP workers also reached the police station.

Local BJP leader Himmat Tejpal said he told Saini that there was no need for conducting medical test, as the second party (scooter rider) had not registered any complaint.

Tejpal alleged Gurnam was still taken to the civil hospital, where Saini abused their party and the workers and even threatened action against them.

Tejpal said when the party workers started protesting against the SHO, he ran away from the civil hospital.

After sensing trouble, deputy superintendent of police, Banga, Bhagwant Singh Gill reached the hospital to pacify the party workers.

On Saturday, a delegation of the BJP, led by district president Sudesh Sharma, met senior superintendent of police Dhanpreet Kaur and demanded transfer of Saini.

District BJP president Sudesh Sharma claimed that the SHO was drunk at the police station.

Saini was transferred to police lines on late Saturday night by the SSP. Despite repeated attempts, the SSP could not be reached.

DSP Bhagwant Singh Gill said he had been asked by the SSP to look into the case.