No medico-legal reports of police firing victims, says SIT

Category : Punjab News
Updated On : March 15, 2019 02:26 AM
By Indian Times Daily

 

Identifying former Akali MLA Mantar Singh Brar as the prime accused in the police firing on Sikh protesters at Kotkapura on October 14, 2015, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Punjab Police in a sealed cover report to the Faridkot District and Sessions Judge alleged that many persons injured in the incident were not given treatment and their MLRs (medico-legal reports) were not prepared deliberately under police pressure and influence of Brar, then MLA and halqa incharge of Kotkapura.

Saying halqa chiefs were in a commanding position, mainly in the matters of police stations at that time, the SIT in its status report to the court revealed that besides the then Chief Minister, Director General of Police (DGP) and all higher-ups in the administration, Mantar was also in touch with the then Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal through his officer on special duty at that time. All this shows his motive and conduct, connecting him with the police firing incident, claimed the SIT.

Brar’s considerable influence over the administrative machinery in decision-making is obvious with the records of phone calls he had made to the DGP between 3.19 am and 3.22 am on October 14, 2015, said the SIT.

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