Amarinder condemns police high-handedness against Congress workers
Condemning the reign of terror let loose by the police in Rampura Phull against the Congress workers who included teen-aged children and septa and octogenarian elderly people, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday threatened to flood the jails with Congress supporters in protest if the government really wished to put Congressmen behind the bars.
Capt Amarinder disclosed that failing to arrest those whom they have falsely implicated under section 307 of the IPC, the police instead have detained their relatives including 10 year old Dilawar Singh, 12 year old Swaran Singh, 14 year old Sarabjit Singh, 17 year old Amandeep Singh, 75 year old Nirbhay Singh, 82 year old Sardool Singh and others.
The PCC President revealed that during the intervening night of April 7 and 8 a posse of about two dozen cops led by SHO Dayalpur in Rampura sub-division, Sikander Singh, descended on the houses of the Congress workers who have been falsely booked in a case under section 307 of the IPC and ran amuck. Besides mercilessly beating up the family members including children and women, they ransacked the houses and took away valuables.
He said, since the workers had filed a bail application, the SHO apparently to please his political masters let loose a reign of terror on the relatives of the workers sparing not even children as young as ten year old like Dilawar and the elderly as old as 82 year old Sardool Singh.
Capt Amarinder regretted that despite bringing the cases like this to the Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal’s notice several days ago, no action had been taken against the over-enthusiastic police personnel who are victimising the Congress workers.
He said, it was shocking that the CM was touring the nearby areas of Lambi for thanksgiving while his police personnel were victimising the Congress workers around the same time. “What a thanksgiving tour?” Capt Amarinder remarked, while referring to the strange coincidence between the thanksgiving tour of the CM and the vendetta against the Congress workers.