Three protests held in front of Balianwali police station

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bathinda
  • Updated: May 23, 2016 16:07 IST
Farmers protesting outside Balianwali village police station in Bathinda on Sunday. (HT Photo)

Personnel at Balianwali police station may have been expecting a sleepy Sunday, but it wasn’t to be as three protests took place at different timings outside the station.

In the three different protests, people raised slogans against police, demanding justice in their issues.

Bhunder villagers along with family members of the minor rape victim demanded arrest of the accused booked in the case. The residents blamed that despite case being registered in this connection, police have not arrested the accused. While in the other protest, Balianwali residents raised slogans demanding action in alleged abduction of grandchildren of an octogenarian man of the town.

In the third protest, Bhartiya Kisan Union activists blamed police for not acting against culprits who allegedly beat up a woman in presence of the police.

Facing the ire of the protesters, Balianwali police station SHO Iqbal Khan defended his force and said that two ‘missing’ children were with their mother contrary to the allegations of they being abducted.

In connection of minor girl rape case, he said he would look into the issue as he joined three days ago only. He further said that in beating up of woman, they have registered a case in that connection.

The SHO also said that body of suicide victim Jasvir Kaur (21), who had hanged herself in the police station on Saturday, was handed over to her family after post morterm.

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