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Tarn Taran brutality: Re-inquiry begins, victim's statement recorded

Jalandhar divisional commissioner SR Ladhar has started a re-inquiry into the 'Tarn Taran incident', in which a 22-year-old woman was beaten up the police after she complained of sexual harassment by taxi drivers, on March 3. "The CM ordered a re-inquiry and I received the orders on April 10," Ladhar told Hindustan Times.

punjab Updated: Apr 12, 2013 20:53 IST
Rajeev Bhaskar

Jalandhar divisional commissioner SR Ladhar has started a re-inquiry into the 'Tarn Taran incident', in which a 22-year-old woman was beaten up the police after she complained of sexual harassment by taxi drivers, on March 3.


"The CM ordered a re-inquiry and I received the orders on April 10. The victim and her family were called to have their statements recorded today (Friday). On Monday, the police officials concerned, the person who recorded the incident and other eyewitnesses have been summoned for recording of statements," Ladhar told Hindustan Times.

"I have been given two weeks to complete the re-inquiry. I saw the video-footage (Friday)," he added, claiming that the two taxi-drivers who allegedly harassed the girl, would also be summoned to record their statements.

The previous magisterial inquiry into the incident by Tarn Taran deputy commissioner Balwinder Singh Multani was trashed by the Supreme Court, after it justified the attack by stating that "such baton charges do happen".

On Thursday, the Punjab government had assured the apex court that it would take action against guilty police officers in the case.