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Nobody came to help dying cop

Chandigarh, Dec 7, 2012, DHNS :

SHO dismissed over murder on Amritsar street

 The killing of a Punjab Police officer by a local Akali Dal leader, in broad daylight on Wednesday for trying to stop eve teasers from harassing his daughter, has brought to fore the gross ‘insensitivity’ of the public at large.

Many people who were witness to the gruesome act on the streets of holy city Amritsar either preferred to walk away, perhaps out of fear, or remained mute spectators, it is learnt.

Sources said nobody intervened to stop the hooliganism that left assitant sub inspectorRavinderpal Singh dead on being fired upon from close range thrice.

The accused, including Akali leader Ranjit Singh Rana who has now been shown the door by his party, kicked the injured policemen and his grieving daughter in the middle of the road.

Timely action by the Amritsar police too could have possibly saved the police officer. His daughter also complained at the local police station earlier this week about the harassment she was undergoing at the hands of the accused.But that didn’t make matters any better for her.

Punjab director general of police S S Saini has dismissed the SHO of the local police station for dereliction of duty.

The third accused in the case too has also been arrested. 

The ASI’s daughter had called her father on Wednesday after she noticed the accused in a vehicle yet again. he reached there and asked the accused to stop harassing her. This led to a confrontation.

Rana and others first shot the ASI on the feet with a pistol. Some time later, they brought another firearm and shot him in the chest.

DGP Saini said the officer who was killed was their colleague and the police would ensure that all the accused are brought to book.

The issue has also taken political overtones. The opposition Congress has lambasted the ruling Akali Dal for the present state of affairs.

 The Assembly session beginning on December 17 could see a confrontation between the opposition and treasury benches on the issue.


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