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Assualt on cop in House: Speaker Atwal records statement

The policeman,who belongs to the Scheduled Caste community,was also allegedly ridiculed with casteist remarks.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh |
Updated: April 16, 2014 5:35:45 pm

The Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes Thursday recorded statement of the Assembly Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal in the complaint regarding assault of Head Constable Jai Pal,inside the Assembly complex last week by Congress MLAs. The policeman,who belongs to the Scheduled Caste community,was also allegedly ridiculed with casteist remarks.

Rajesh Bagha,chairman of the Commission,accompanied by Parkash Singh Gardhiwala and Dalip Singh Pandhi (members) recorded the statement of Atwal,“as he was the custodian of the Punjab Assembly where the alleged assault and denigration of an on-duty Head Constable (Jai Pal) belonging to SC category took place.”

“The Speaker has given a detailed statement to the Commission about the sequence of events,including assault on the on-duty victim by a group of Congress MLAs,and his action on the victim’s complaint,” Bagha said.

Atwal also informed that the complaint has been forwarded to Chandigarh Police,which has registered a FIR under sections 147,149,332,353,384 of the IPC,he said.

The policeman had appeared before the Commission here Wednesday and had requested for security cover to him and his family members as he feared threat from the accused MLAs,Bagha had said.

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