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Tarn Taran assault: Statements of victim,relatives recorded

The attested copies of the recorded statements were provided to all those who recorded their statements at the office of Jalandhar Divisional Commissioner S R Ladhar.

Nearly six weeks after some policemen assaulted a girl and a day after the state government shifted the Tarn Taran SSP,the Punjab Police Monday finally recorded the statements of victim,her family members and some eyewitnesses of the incident. The attested copies of the recorded statements were provided to all those who recorded their statements at the office of Jalandhar Divisional Commissioner S R Ladhar.

“We have recorded the statement of the victim girl,her father,cousin,sister-in-law and some of the taxi drivers who came on their own to record statements as eyewitnesses,” Ladhar said.

The move comes as a fresh probe was marked days after the Supreme Court trashed a magisterial probe report by Tarn Taran Deputy Commissioner Balwinder Singh Multani justifying the beating of the 22-year-old girl by the policemen.

Ladhar said the statement of the policemen involved in the incident will be recorded Wednesday. The next day he will visit the spot where the girl was assaulted and thereafter meet senior officials coming Monday.

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He will also look into the allegations by the victim’s family in which they have claimed that they were not provided a copy of the FIR that they had lodged against the policemen,Ladhar said.

Snatchers who chopped off hand for Rs 200,arrested for stealing Rs 15

A week after two snatchers went on a snatching spree starting with the looting of Rs 200 from a scrap dealer,whose hand they then proceeded to chop off,the duo were arrested on Monday for snatching Rs 15 from a person. The two were nabbed from Rurka Kalan area of Jalandhar.

On April 8,Santokh Lal,a scrap dealer of Gudka village near Goraya was looted of Rs 200 by two motorcycle-borne snatchers. Lal told them he was a poor man and had just Rs 200 with him. When Lal challenged the snatchers,they attacked him with weapons and chopped off his left hand.

ASI Pritivi Pal,said,“The duo were involved in many more snatchings in the same areas in the past few days. They snatched Rs 700 from one person,Rs 400 from a woman and Rs 15 from another person.” The accused have been identified as Lakhwinder (25) and Paramvir Singh (20). Lakhwinder has four cases of snatching lodged against him. Police recovered eight mobiles,two sharp weapons and 500 gms of an ‘intoxicant powder’.