BJP panel demands probe into Dalit man’s killing in Punjab

BJP panel demands probe into Dalit man’s killing in Punjab

Agency News

New Delhi, Nov 25: BJP on Monday demanded that a probe be undertaken by Commission of Inquiry to investigate killing of Dalit man in Punjab.

The BJP has formed a committee of three MPs led by its national vice-president Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and comprising Dr Satyapal Singh and Vishnu Dayal Ram to inquire into the killing of a Dalit man in Changaliwala village of Sangrur in Punjab. Jagmail Singh a Dalit of Changaliwala village of Sangrur had recently died in PGI here after he was allegedly tied to a pillar and beaten mercilessly on November 7 by four alleged accused Jat Sikhs.

The alacrity expected from the police is missing, Dr. Sahasrabuddhe, flanked by Dr Satya Pal Singh, said at a press conference here.

He said there was a delay in treatment and there was insensitivity and apathy seen in the police and officials. Dr Sahasrabuddhe asked why the police and the doctor act in this manner did.

''There can be serious repercussions of this case,'' he said and stressed that the incident is not confined to one place only. He maintained that 4-5 people involved in the beating of the Dalit were connected to former Punjab Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal . There were pictures and literature of Naxals seen, and this has not been taken into cognisance by the police, he pointed.

The BJP panel met the community leaders, villagers and government officials on Saturday and submitted a report to BJP president Amit Shah, party working president J P Nadda among others after concluding the visit. ''The cruelty and brutality meted out to the deceased youth is beyond understanding,'' he said.

He said the CHC doctor, who prepared the Medical Legal report, had clearly worked under some pressure as he was unable to answer the panel's queries about Jagmail's injuries. The police, he said, did not take the case seriously and did not file an FIR or complaint until the SSP himself intervened after receiving a video of the victim.

The government is pro-actively acting in the case, he stated. The committee met the family of the deceased Singh, community leaders, villagers and also meet government officials on Saturday.

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has ordered a comprehensive probe and had already announced Rs 20 lakh compensation for the family of Singh, a group-D job to his widow Manjit Kaur near her residence, thereby giving relaxation in the prescribed educational qualification. (UNI)