Woman stages dharna outside Police Commissioner’s office

Waiting to meet him since morning,she was not granted an audience

Written by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: August 20, 2013 5:22 am

Police Commissioner P S Gill on Monday invited controversy after one Bhupinder Kaur staged dharna outside his office as he did not meet her. She had been waiting to meet him since morning and she staged dharna at 5 pm outside his office when her turn did not come.

Kaur had come to complain against Congress leader Amarjeet Singh Tikka. In her complaint,she had mentioned that Tikka had sexually harassed her but the police did not add Section 354-B of the IPC to the FIR.

Kaur claims to be the wife of Charanjeet Singh Bindra,the younger brother of Tikka. She had alleged that Tikka along with his sister and son had torn her clothes when she had gone to meet her husband in hospital in May. Though the police had lodged an FIR,they had not added the correct section of the IPC,she alleged.

When she complained to the Police Commissioner,first he asked her to bring a copy of the Act and when she provided him one,he kept her waiting for the whole day,she alleged. Kaur became angry when the Commissioner was seen entertaining Tikka and a former MLA of Amritsar in the morning.

However,Gill,when contacted,said,“I never came to know that she

was waiting for me. I was meeting so many people the whole day.”

Mohalla joins hands to

seek justice for victim

Residents of Rishi Nagar joined hands to get punished those indulging in sexual harassment. They complained against inaction of PAU police which had not added Section 354 of the IPC even after 41 days of registration of an FIR. Gurcharan Kaur Kochar,president of Istri Sabha,said,“We wanted justice for a 22-year-old girl who was beaten up and even boys had teased her. The incident happened on July 9,but the police registered an FIR on July 21. Moreover,they registered cross-FIRs against the girl and her mother as well.”

However,soon before the press conference of the residents on Monday,the police added Section 354 of the IPC in the FIR so as to pacify the residents. Rajesh,Babloo and one more had teased the 22-year-old girl. When her mother objected,they came to their house and beat them. The girl is a second-year student of BSc and her father is a class IV employee. The whole mohalla supported her to get justice,said Randhir Singh and Gurnam Sidhu,residents of the area.

Train crushes 62-year-old man

The Railway Police on Monday afternoon recovered the body of 62-year-old Kamaldeep Singh from tracks between Dhandari and Sahnewal. “He was crossing tracks when a train arrived,crushing him. His family from Jyoti Nagar,Jamalpur,has identified the body,” said Head Constable Jaswant Singh,Railway Police.

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