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A Phone Call, Then Punjab Police Officer's U-Turn On Lynching Case


The police officer left the presser to take care of a cellphone name

Highlights

  • A man was crushed to dying within the presence of police in Kapurthala
  • Police officers dominated out a sacrilege hyperlink
  • Police officers backtracked on their very own assertion after a cellphone name

New Delhi:

Hours after a person was crushed to dying within the presence of policemen in Punjab’s Kapurthala, cops dominated out a sacrilege hyperlink and even backtracked on their very own assertion after a cellphone name in the course of a press convention.

Throughout his 45-minute press meet yesterday, Kapurthala police chief GS Dhillon first stated an FIR had been filed into the killing. “An FIR has been registered on the assertion of our SHO (Station Home Officer) on how individuals did not permit cops to carry out their obligation, thrashed the accused who later died,” the Kapurthala Inspector Basic stated.

Then got here a cellphone name for which he left the room. When he returned, Mr Dhillon stated one thing completely totally different. “The second FIR on killing has not been registered… we are going to confirm the identification of the accused after which register the case,” he stated.

On Sunday, a mob jumped over the wall of a Gurdwara in Kapurthala to get to the person, who had been accused of attempting to take away the Nishan Sahib (Sikh flag). In entrance of the cops, the person was crushed to dying and his physique was taken away in a police gypsy.

“We appealed to individuals to permit us to take the accused alongside however feelings had been operating excessive,” Mr Dhillon admitted.

Although the police caught him, Sikh teams had insisted that he be questioned in entrance of them. Cellphone movies confirmed the person being crushed with sticks.

In keeping with the police, the incident gave the impression to be a case of theft, not sacrilege. “There aren’t any seen indicators of a sacrilege try,” stated Mr Dhillon.

The identification of the person crushed to dying in Kapurthala has not been established but. The police even have but to establish the person lynched in Amritsar’s Golden Temple on the day gone by, following an alleged sacrilege try.

On Saturday, throughout night prayers on the Golden Temple, a person in his early 20s jumped into the enclosure the place the Granth Sahib – which the Sikhs name their eleventh Guru – is stored. He was seen selecting up a golden sword as monks rushed to overpower him.

The person was crushed to dying. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa stated no cell phone, no purse, no identification card or Aadhaar card was discovered from him.

The incidents have induced rigidity in a state the place sacrilege is a extremely emotive concern. The police have stepped up safety close to gurdwaras. Forward of subsequent 12 months’s elections, it has additionally adopted political overtones, with a faction inside the Congress accusing the Amarinder Singh authorities of failing to deal with the final collection of sacrileges.

The Akali Dal has known as it a “deep-rooted conspiracy” to “disturb peace and communal concord within the state”. Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal criticised the state authorities, saying that there have been robust indications of a conspiracy.

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