Dalit beating case: SC panel member asks Bholath police to probe

Kapurthala, May 25

Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes Member Raj Kumar Hans has directed the Bholath police to conduct a probe into a complaint lodged by a Dalit youth getting beaten and insulted in Bhadas village here recently.

The complaint was lodged by Ajay Singh to the SC Commission, which has now asked the police to submit its report to the commission before June 4.

Arriving at Bhadas village today for a special hearing, commission member Hans said Ajay Singh had approached the commission that he was insulted by some persons during an annual function and was beaten and his hair was dishonoured.

He said action was taken by the police against both the parties in which a case was also registered against complainant Ajay Singh under Section 452 of the IPC. Ajay Singh challenged the registration of case against him, on which the commission visited the spot today and took statements from the concerned parties.

Hans said ASP Ajay Gandhi has been directed to thoroughly investigate the case, especially against Ajay Singh and submit a full report to the commission by June 4.

This story first appeared on tribuneindia.com

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