Behbal Kalan firing: Case registered against policemen
The Punjab Police said on Wednesday that a case had been registered against cops for firing at protesters which led to the death of two persons at Behbal Kalan village in Faridkot district last week
HT had reported on Wednesday that no case had been registered in the death of two youth in police firing.
The Punjab Police issued a release saying that a case under Sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder) and 34 (common intention of a group to commit a crime) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered against the police party led by the then Moga senior superintendent of police (SSP) Charanjit Singh at the the Bajja Khana police station on Wednesday evening.
The investigation of the case would also be conducted under the supervision of additional director general of police (ADGP) Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota, who also heading the special investigation team (SIT) probing the sacrilege incident and police clashes with the protestors at Behbal Kalan village.
The release stated that a first information report (FIR) lodged on Wednesday followed the previous FIR lodged against the protesters on October 14 with no mention of the two deaths.
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- They were booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act 1985 on Friday and the process for their remand is on.