National SC panel summons Punjab DGP

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National SC panel summons Punjab DGP

Saturday, 14 May 2022 | PNS | Chandigarh

Taking cognizance of the representation from the DSP (Jails) Amar Singh alleging harassment of his family by Punjab Police, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) on Friday asked the state Director General of Police (DGP) and the DGP (Prisons) to join case hearing on May 23 at its headquarters in Delhi.


The Commission chairman Vijay Sampla has also directed the Punjab Police to file the latest status report before the date of hearing.


Submitting a written complaint, DSP Amar Singh said: “I belong to the SC category and I am a resident of Saheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Punjab. While I was doing my duty, DIG Surinder Singh Saini and DGP PK Sinha had framed two false FIRs against me and pressed several charges, to stop my promotion...I had also taken up the matter before the Commission (Chandigarh office), who had directed the Director Bureau of Investigation, Punjab, to investigate the matter impartially and submit the report. However, no action has been taken against the duo so far.”


The complaint added, “In the meantime, Sangrur Police is regularly raiding my residence and is also harassing and threatening my family members. On May 5, this year, a Station House Officer of police raided my house without the permission of the magistrate concerned and misbehaved with my wife and brother.”


He alleged that the Police also threatened to falsely implicate them by pressing false cases. Not only this, police officials then snatched three mobile phones from my family members and fled,” he alleged.


However, invoking relevant clause Section (7) of the rules of procedures of the Commission, the NCSC intimated Punjab Police that the matter of Amar Singh are under seize of the Commission; and till the matter is under consideration of the Commission, status quo of the case may be maintained.


The NCSC warned Punjab Police that no atrocity be made against the petitioner as well as his family members. “If found otherwise, the Commission will take necessary action against the persons as per the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, as amended from time to time,” said the panel.


The national panel also asked both the officials to bring along an up-to-date action taken report along with all relevant documents, including the relevant files, case diaries, etc.