Canecharge on students in Jalandhar: Action sought against cops

Canecharge on students in Jalandhar: Action sought against cops

Two days after the protesting students were canecharged by the city police, Akali leader Chandan Grewal, along with leaders of students? union, went to meet the DC seeking action against cops.

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, December 6

Two days after the youth protesting against the alleged anomalies in the Punjab Police recruitment were cane-charged, Akali Dal leader Chandan Grewal on Monday visited Deputy Commissioner’s (DC) office demanding action against the police action on students.

Also read: Aspirants 'lathicharged', policemen deny claim


While the DC had gone for a meeting, we met ADC general and urged him to take action against the cops who lathicharged the protesters. Besides, a memorandum was submitted to withdraw cases registered against students. — Chandan Grewal, Akali Dal leader

Grewal, along with party workers and student leaders, condemned the action on students and raised objections on the unavailability of women cops while beating up agitators.

The also alleged poor arrangements in the treatment of girls hurt during the incident. Grewal said: “While the DC had gone for a meeting, we met ADC general and urged him to take departmental action against the cops who lathicharged the protesters. Besides, a memorandum was submitted to withdraw cases registered against the students.”

The medical superintendent at the Civil Hospital was also asked to ensure proper treatment to the injured students.

On Saturday, the protesting youth had come from Moga, Bathinda and other towns to obstruct the entry of eligible aspirants for physical trials at the PAP Complex. The protesters also tried blocking the NH1 at PAP flyover. After canecharging, an FIR against 60-odd youth was reportedly lodged at Navi Baradari police station. Some of them were also detained.

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