Behbal Kalan police firing: Victim’s son urges court to book cops
Krishan Bhagwan Singh of Behbal Khurd and Gurjeet Singh Bittu of Sarawan village had died after allegedly being shot by cops.punjab Updated: May 28, 2017 17:46 IST
Deposing before a local court during the hearing in the Behbal Kalan police firing case, son of one of the two victims maintained that his father was shot dead by the cops.
Krishan Bhagwan Singh of Behbal Khurd and Gurjeet Singh Bittu of Sarawan village had died after allegedly being shot by cops.
Krishan’s brother Resham Singh in February this year filed a complaint against three senior cops, alleging they fired on people protesting against a sacrilege incident in October 2015.
Resham had appealed in court to summon the three cops to face trial as accused in the case.
Prabhjit Singh (20), son of Krishan Bhagwan, told the court of judicial magistrate (first class) Shweta Dass that villagers were peacefully protesting against sacrilege.
“Prabhjit maintained that he was also present at the spot during the peaceful protest. He claimed that three senior cops, including a senior superintendent of police (SSP), an superintendent of police and an SHO, shot at the protestors. He claimed that his father was hit in stomach and urged the court to take legal action against the responsible cops,” said Amit Mittal, counsel of Resham Singh.
First Published: May 21, 2017 10:01 IST