January 29, 2011 11:52:30 pm
The Punjab government today ordered a probe into the circumstances leading to the death of a youth,Shera,who was allegedly detained by the police illegally,tortured in custody,and later attacked by goons who left him mortally wounded.
The government ordered shifting of Balachaur SHO Gurdeep Singh to police lines and constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the death of Shaminder Singh alias Shera of Babbowal village. Police sources said Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal ordered the probe.
Shera was kept in illegal detention and allegedly tortured for 18 days about three months back by Balachaur police. Though Punjab and Haryana High Court directed the state government to take care Shera,on January 18 he was attacked by a group of 9-10 persons in Makhupur village with sharp edged weapons. Shera was admitted in PGI where he died recently.
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