Woman forced to sit atop jeep: HC issues notice to DGP, Amritsar SSP

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday issued notice to Punjab DGP, SSP Amritsar (Rural) and other officers on a petition, seeking an SIT probe into an incident in which a 35-year old woman fell off the roof of and allegedly paraded by police atop a jeep near Amritsar.

The court issued notice of motion to Director General of Police, SSP Amritsar (Rural), DSP rank officer who was leading the team, SHO of Kathunangal police station,” said Harchand Singh Batth, the counsel for petitioner Balwant Singh.

Bureau of Investigation (BOI) had gone to arrest Balwant Singh in a property dispute case which was filed against him in March last year over the ownership of a brick kiln. Singh was not home at that time.

The victim Kuar said that the police personnel were drunk and could not find her father-in-law so they dragged her out of the house and tried to take her to the police station to pressure rise Singh to surrender.

Kaur was caught on CCTV, falling from the roof of the police jeep. The single-judge Bench of Justice Daya Chaudhary has fixed November 2 as the next date of hearing in the case.

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