Maltreated by kin, ex-cop approaches SSP for help

91-year-old former cop alleges that adopted family not giving him food; want his property transferred to them

Maltreated by kin, ex-cop approaches SSP for help

Aparna Banerji

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, February 20

A month after the Kapurthala police issued a warning to the adopted family of an elderly person to treat him nicely, 91-year-old Sat Parkash, a retired constable living in Kapurthala, on Saturday again approached the Kapurthala SSP with the complaint that his (adopted) family was not giving him food.

Parkash, who retired from the police department after putting in 38 years of service, again approached the Kapurthala police with the complaint that he was now being pressurised by his relatives to transfer ownership of his property to them. On January 17, he had approached the city police station where he served as a constable for many years.

Earlier, his relatives had erected a wall between his and their room just to sideline him and keep him in a dirty room previously. After police intervention, they had promised that he would be taken care of and given proper food. However, a month later, he said he had now been shifted at a room on the roof of the house and was not being given anything to eat.

A resident of Kesari Bagh in Kapurthala, Sat Parksah said, “I have not been given any food for a long time. I get food from acquaintances or eat outside at dhabas. I live in a room on the first floor. Chaubare vich peya rehnda haan. I had adopted this boy years ago. His father Phool Chand is from Jalandhar. His first wife left him. Now he and his second wife are pressuring me to transfer ownership of property to them. I don’t want to do that. I refused them plainly. They don’t even give me food.”

When Parkash went to meet Kapurthala SSP Kanwardeep Kaur at her residence today, she was not present there as she had gone out of station. Surjit Singh, SHO, city police station, had also visited the former cop after his complaint last month and issued a warning to his family to treat him nicely otherwise action would be taken against them. The SSP said, “The complaint had been redressed last time with the SHO visiting his house. We would again look into the matter if he is facing any problem.”

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