Ladhar visits Gurdaspur to probe 'police firing' case
Jalandhar divisional commissioner SR Ladhar today visited the spot in Gurdaspur town where a youth was killed and another injured in alleged police firing during a bandh on March 29.Updated: Jul 13, 2012 20:42 IST
Jalandhar divisional commissioner SR Ladhar on Friday visited the spot in Gurdaspur town where a youth was killed and another injured in alleged police firing during a bandh on March 29.
Ladhar had recently been asked to probe the case in place of Anurag Verma and submit his report to Punjab government within a month.
He will decide on the sequence of events leading to police firing on youths who had assembled at Gurdwara Ramgarhia on Tibri Road in Gurdaspur to protest against assault on some youngsters on March 28.
Ladhar has already got recorded the statements of former deputy commissioner Mohinder Singh Kainth, former SSP Varinder Pal Singh, the then SP, DSP, Gurdaspur SDM Tejinderpal Singh Sandhu, Gurdaspur City SHO Sama Singh, ASI Ajwinder Singh, tehsildar and naib tehsildar JP Salwan who was the duty magistrate.
Lawyers of the family of deceased Jaspal Singh (18) of Chourh Sidhwan village near here, a first semester student of engineering at local Beant College of Engineering and Technology, and injured youth Ranjit Singh of Pandher village had demanded an FIR against those responsible for the death of Jaspal and injuries to Ranjit Singh.
The inquiry commissioner has already recorded the statements of Gurcharnjit Singh, the father of the deceased youth, Ranjit Singh other witnesses.
The lawyers of the aggrieved party handed over a questionaire to the inquiry commissioner to cross-examine police officers involved in police firing.
Meanwhile, Ladhar also questioned 22 police officers and jawans issued weapons including SLRs, AK-47s, pistols etc to control the situation.
Ladhar told Hindustan Times that he was close to completion of the inquiry and would soon submit the report to the state government. He also assured that he would do his best to deliver justice.
First Published: Jul 13, 2012 20:26 IST