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Posted at: Jun 18, 2019, 6:56 AM; last updated: Jun 18, 2019, 10:23 AM (IST)

Punish Delhi cops for brutal assault on Sikh driver: Parties

Sukhbir urges Home Minister to sack accused, file murder bid case

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 17

Amid widespread outrage against the brutal assault on a Sikh auto rickshaw driver by the Delhi Police, leaders of different political parties have sought dismissal of the erring cops and registration of an attempt-to-murder case against them.

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Badal said he had asked the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) to file a complaint in the matter.

He urged Home minister Amit Shah to take a strict action against the police personnel responsible for brutal attack on innocent Sikhs by dismissing them from service and registering an attempt-to-murder case against them.

Sukhbir said, “The Delhi cops behaved like animals by brutally assaulting an old Sikh man and his son in front of Mukherjee Nagar police station. The old man was beaten up and dragged on the road despite pleas by his son. Later, the teenager was also beaten up mercilessly.”

Urging the Home Minister to award exemplary punishment to the cops involved in the case, the SAD chief said this was necessary to send a message to society that atrocities by men in uniform would not be tolerated under any circumstances.

“I have told DSGMC chief Manjinder Singh Sirsa to provide all possible help to the innocent Sikhs, besides filing a complaint against the police personnel with the authorities concerned,” he said.

In a joint statement, AAP MLAs Kultar Singh Sandhwan, Prof Baljinder Kaur, Kulwant Singh Pandori, Jai Kishan Rori and Manjit Singh Bilaspur said the Modi-led government should show a little sensitivity towards minorities across the country and protect their religious identities and sentiments.

They demanded a judicial probe into the barbarous act, which they said, was a case of police highhandedness.

They said the Modi government should immediately intervene in the matter and secure justice for the victims as the police dispensation was not under the control of the Delhi government.

Taking on Sukhbir and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the AAP leaders said they should immediately take up the issue with their alliance partner in Delhi to secure justice for the victims by getting the erring cops sacked.

DSGMC chief Manjinder Singh Sirsa said, “Everyone can see that the old man did not harm anyone. In fact, his son was not at all aggressive yet they both were beaten up mercilessly. We stand on our demand that all cops involved must be sacked.”

Meanwhile, Shiromani Gurdawara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) demanded a high-level probe into the incident.

Chief Khalsa Dewan chief Nirmal Singh and the Dal Khalsa demanded strongest action against the erring officers of the Delhi Police.

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