Behbal Kalan firing: Parties used them for political mileage, says victim’s kin
Families of those who died in alleged police firing on protesting Sikhs against sacrilege incidents at Behbal Kalan village in 2015 have alleged that political parties used the incident for mileage rather than helping them to avail justice.Updated: Feb 14, 2017 14:59 IST
Hindustan Times, Faridkot
Families of those who died in alleged police firing on protesting Sikhs against sacrilege incidents at Behbal Kalan village in 2015 have alleged that political parties used the incident for mileage rather than helping them to avail justice.
They said that though representatives of various political parties visited them and assured them of justice but the issue was again raised by politicians during the campaign for the assembly poll but guilty are still free.
A complaint has been filed in a local court seeking action against police officials, who had allegedly ordered to open fire on the protesters that led to the death of two persons.
Resham Singh, brother of Krishan Bhagwan Singh, who was killed in the firing, has filed a complaint in the court of judicial magistrate, demanding action against the then Faridkot SP Bikramjeet Singh, the then Moga SSP Charanjit Sharma and the then SHO Bajakhana Amarjeet Singh Kular.
In a statement recorded by the court, Resham alleged that his brother, who was a resident of Behbal Khurd village, and Gurjeet Singh of Sarawan were killed in the police firing on October 14, 2015.
He alleged that the troops opened “unprovoked” fire on “peaceful” protesters on the orders of the three police officials.
Resham Singh said: “Even after 18 months of the incident, police have not arrested the culprits responsible for death of two innocent men.” Sukhraj Singh, son of Krishan Bhagwan Singh, said, “The report of Zora Singh Committee was not considered by the government and no action was taken against the erring officials.”
The court has fixed the next hearing on March 18 to record the statements of other witnesses.
First Published: Feb 14, 2017 14:58 IST