Hoshiarpur, November 18
If the current sarpanch related to the ruling party has to stumble to get justice, what will happen to the general public, asked sarpanch Shilpa of Jhinglan village, while addressing a press conference here on Wednesday.
She said her brother-in-law Jasvir Singh Bittu of their village was washing his scooter on November 15, when a villager had a quarrel with him. After this, the accused brought around 8 to 10 armed men. They tried breaking the doors and forcibly entered their house. They attacked Jasvir Singh and his family members including Savita, Suram Singh and Sowit with sharp weapons, leaving them severely injured. The victims were admitted to the Civil Hospital, Mukerian. She said despite the incident being three days’ old, the police had not taken any action so far. Not only this, the accused roam freely and spread terror in the village. She said the police had not even reached the village yet. Sarpanch Shilpa said she met the MLA of the area regarding the case, but no action has been taken so far. She demanded from the higher police officials to take strict action against the accused, so that the atmosphere of terror being created in the village could end. A number of village residents were present on the occasion, including numberdar Jagdish, Panch Pratap Singh, Panch Karan Singh, Panch Kishan Singh, Sunita Devi, Gurmeet Singh and Madan Lal among others.
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