Barnala residents form committee for justice to victim, meet top cop
A day after the cremation of acid attack victim Harpreet Kaur, the Barnala residents demanded action against the groom's family.The police commissioner assured them that the investigation was on and the police would take action against the family in case they found evidence against them.
Replying to the demand of the Barnala residents, the police commissioner said the police had been seeking legal opinion for shifting the case to a fast-track court.
Members of the 'Harpreet Insaaf Dilao Committee' led by Surinder Singh, uncle of the victim, held a meeting with police commissioner Nirmal Singh Dhillon at the police lines. The committee members also thanked the Ludhiana police for solving the case and arresting all the accused. The members praised the Ludhiana police for being generous in the treatment of the victim.
Surinder Singh said they demanded a government job for Arshpreet Singh, brother of the deceased. Arshpreet is student of Class 11 and is a national-level hockey Player. He said the government had announced a job at the suwidha centre at Barnala, but they sought a government job.
Makkhan Prabhakar, a member of the committee, said finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa had announced Rs 5 lakh in compensation to the family that would be handed over to them at the bhog ceremony of Harpreet on Sunday.
Dhillon said all six accused had been arrested and the police would submit the chargesheet in the case in a week.
Barnala SSP Opinderjit Singh also met the police commissioner along with the committee.
A mechanical engineer from Delhi who was on a tourist visit at Duke's Nose point (Nagphani) at Lonavla near Pune has been reported missing in the forest since Friday afternoon, police said. The engineer, Irfan Shah (24) had called his brother and told him that he lost track in the forest. The Lonavla rural police and local volunteers of Shiv Durg Group are searching the jungle to trace the youth.
Paying heed and actively working towards safeguarding Mother Earth, by creating awareness are some college students and community groups. Charged up to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity , today, in full fervour, some have even planned to meet up for the cause. To raise awareness of the importance of preserving biodiversity, MH Vatavaran, the environment society of Miranda House College, Delhi University, has been organising various competitions that help create awareness.
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren on Sunday directed police to identify the accused and take appropriate action after a video of a school girl being beaten by a young boy went viral on social media. The girl, seen in uniform, is reportedly a tribal student of a school in Pakur district. The accused boy is seen raining kicks on the girl carrying a school bag while another unidentified person recorded the incident.
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Sunday condemned the killing of an elderly man in Madhya Pradesh's Neemuch district. Taking to Twitter, Sibal, the former Union minister said that he was ashamed that this was happening in the country. “Differently-able elderly man beaten to death on suspicion of being a Muslim. I am ashamed that this is happening in my country. Amit Shah Ji please speak up,” Sibal tweeted.
A Central Bureau of Investigation sessions court in Ahmedabad on Saturday evening rejected a CBI application that sought 10 days of police remand for a Surat-based shop-owner, Rafiq Menon, who has been accused of shielding an Indian administrative service (IAS) officer in a bribery case. Menon's counsel argued that IAS officer K Rajesh, who is the main accused in the case, has not been arrested so far.