Press Esc to close
Wednesday 10 February 2016
News updated at 4:14 PM IST
Weather
Max: 33°C
Min : 19°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

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.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Rescuers carrying out the operations to search for the bodies...

Rescuers carrying out the operations to search for the bodies...

Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad's mother and wife at their home in Betadoor village in Hubli on Tues

Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad's mother and wife at their home in Betadoor village in Hubli on Tues

Pakistani weightlifters celebrate after Md Nooh Dastgir won...

Pakistani weightlifters celebrate after Md Nooh Dastgir won...

Gold medalist Bidyaluxmi Tourangbam, silver medalist Lidiyamol Sunny...

Gold medalist Bidyaluxmi Tourangbam, silver medalist Lidiyamol Sunny...

Gold medal winning Indian team with other medallist teams...

Gold medal winning Indian team with other medallist teams...

India's Dipika Karthik and Mihilya Methsarani of Sri Lanka in...

India's Dipika Karthik and Mihilya Methsarani of Sri Lanka in...

Gold medal winner WKLA Nimali of Sri Lanka, silver medallist...

Gold medal winner WKLA Nimali of Sri Lanka, silver medallist...

Devotees gather to take holy dip at Har ki Pauri on the occasion of Somvati Amavasaya...

Devotees gather to take holy dip at Har ki Pauri on the occasion of Somvati Amavasaya...

A view after heavy snowfall in Kufri near Shimla...

A view after heavy snowfall in Kufri near Shimla...

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi dressed as Lord Ram during the Nagaon Bhaona Samaroh...

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi dressed as Lord Ram during the Nagaon Bhaona Samaroh...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523