The retired high court judge V K Bali, who heads the judicial inquiry commission, in the Moga molestation death incident, has appealed to the victim’s family to get their statements recorded at the earliest.
Arshdeep Kaur (13) died after being allegedly molested and pushed off from an Orbit bus co-owned by deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on April 29.
Bali, who went to Moga on Thursday to inspect the crime scene, also went to the girl’s village, Landeke, on Friday, but could not unable to meet her family. The family, including Arshdeep’s mother and brother, who were accompanying the girl at the time of the incident, and father were not home when Bali arrived. “We have recorded the statement of her grandmother, but the mother, father and brother were not there. The mother and brother are prime witnesses in the case. We appeal to them to record their statements at the earliest. If they want to visit Chandigarh and record statements outside Moga, we will provide them transport facility. Else, we will come to Moga again,” Bali said.