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Three PSPCL employees beat up ASI in Batala

Yet another assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of the Batala police was allegedly beaten up by three employees of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL)after he objected to their triple ridding here on the Aliwal road on Friday night.

punjab Updated: Jun 24, 2016 23:20 IST
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ASI Jaspal Singh (in pink) recording his statement on Friday.
ASI Jaspal Singh (in pink) recording his statement on Friday. (HT Photo)

Yet another assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of the Batala police was allegedly beaten up by three employees of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) after he objected to their triple ridding here on the Aliwal road on Friday night.

According to information available, ASI Jaspal Singh was going home after duty when three inebriated Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) employees riding a motorcycle suddenly brushed the side of the police officer’s car.

Jaspal Singh parked his car on the side of the road near the Aliwal road bypass and objected to their triple-riding on a two-wheeler. In a sudden burst of anger, the three pounced upon him and started manhandling him in full public view. In the ensuing altercation, the officer’s uniform was torn.

After the scuffle, the powermen tried to escape, but they were caught by passersby. They tried to thrash the assaulters, but the partially injured ASI intervened and stopped them from doing so. Getting information, a team of the police, led by SHO, Civil Lines police station, rushed to the spot and took the ASI to the civil hospital.

Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Daljinder Singh Dhillon convened a meeting of senior officers following which a case was registered.

“The accused have been taken into custody. A preliminary inquiry conducted by me clearly proved that the employees were at fault,” he said.

“I have already held a probe, but I have also deputed an SP rank officer to conduct a thorough inquiry to ascertain the sequence of events leading to the attack on Jaspal Singh,” added the SSP.

This is third incident in less than a month when police officers have been attacked by miscreants.

A few weeks ago, irate residents of Gokuwal village manhandled an ASI, Nirjit Singh, on duty before tying him to an electricity pole for nearly half-an-hour after he was accused of facilitating the escape of a tractor-trolley driver after an accident in which a 17-year-old boy was crushed under the wheels of the vehicle.

After a few days, some residents of Jorian Khurd village allegedly manhandled a police team when they tried to arrest them.

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