Many residents of Mrar village of Faridkot district under Sadak police station had to block the Faridkot-Kotkapura highway along with the panchayats of nearly 10 villages to get justice in allegedly slapping, misbehavior and manhandling by Sadak SHO for over one hour from 2 pm onwards.
The protesters blocked the highway at the entry point to the Faridkot city at the twin Faridkot canals bridge.
"The Sadak SHO came to our house along with some other policemen in two vehicles at about 8 pm last night and misbehaved with our family members. He slapped Binder Kaur, who is a member of the panchayat. The SHO also manhandled my daughter-in-law, who was feeding her baby and dragged her outside," said Harjeet Kaur.
"Gurbachan Singh, the elder of the family was taking bath when the police entered his house. Binder Kaur was standing near him to give him his clothes. The policemen allegedly dragged Gurbachan singh in the knicker while slapped Binder Kaur. The police also misbehaved with the two unmarried girls of the family," said the people who gathered to block the road.
As per reliable information, Jaskaran Singh son of Jagjeet singh(grandson of Gurbachan singh) and Gurvir singh son of Hardeep singh allegedly had a fight with Guljar singh"s family on July 11.
The matter was reported to the police and both the parties got themselves admitted in medical college Faridkot and cases were also registered against some members of both the parties.
But last evening the police party raided the house of Gurbachan Singh and Gurvir singh to reportedly arrest the booked members of the families where The police allegedly slapped Binder Kaur,dragged his husband Gurbachan singh,also dragged and misbehaved with Amandeep Kaur who was even feeding the baby in a room.
The people continued to block the flow of the traffic for over an hour.The Faridkot - Kotkapura usually is a very busy road and the police had to divert the flow of traffic via Faridkot-Chahal-Kotkpaura link road.
Some school children too had to face problems due to the road blockage.
The people said they are lifting the protest on the assurance of DSP Faridkot and some political leaders.They have been assured that the action would be taken as per law by Wednesday noon.
The police officers were seen recording the statements of the affected family at the spot of the blockade immediately after the blockade was lifted.
The SHO Sadak has reportedly been shifted to, police lines. Amaratpal singh numberdar of the village Mrar,along with his wife Harjinder Kaur Sarpanch of the village and Gurjant singh sarpanch Ghudduwala were present there.
The official mobile number of SHO Sadak was switched off.
SSP Faridkot,Gurmeet singh Chauhan could not be contacted for his comments. DSP Faridkot Gurmeet singh, also did not take call on his cell phone for any comment.
Residents of Mrar village block highway alleged police and sho slapped a woman punch,demand action against the erring officials