SUKHBIR: Visits ASI Ravinder Pal’s family
Rampura (Amritsar), December 10, 2012: Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab today asked Deputy Commissioner of Police Amritsar to conduct a thorough enquiry into the unfortunate incident of killing of ASI Ravinder Pal Singh and list out policemen including guard accompanying ASI, who were present on the scene and ran away from the scene and also make a list of policemen, who were present in the Chehratta Police Station nearby the scene of incident. The Commissioner of Police Amrtisar would finalise this report by 9 am tomorrow and erring policemen would be straightway dismissed from the service for running away from their duty.
Badal issued these instructions after visiting the family of slain ASI Ravinder Pal Singh and listening to the sequence of events narrated by victim girl Robinjit Kaur, daughter of slain police officer, and said that laxity would not be tolerated and erring policemen would not be spared.
The Commissioner of Police has also been asked to probe the conspiracy angle in the killing of ASI as the victim girl complained she was deliberately targeted by accused Ranjit Singh Rana, as she was daughter of ASI. She complained when her scooter was hit by them on the first instance they had uttered that she is a daughter of Thanedar and on second occasion also they pointed out that she is the same daughter of Thanedar. The Deputy Chief Minister said that the Commissioner of Police would examine the fact that whether there was a conspiracy to eliminate ASI and real motive for eliminating the concerned ASI.
Condoling the unfortunate death of ASI Ravinder Pal Singh, Badal said that it was the most tragic incident and whole Punjab Government was standing firm with the family in this hour of grief. He said that the Punjab Government has already decided to enlist Robinjit Kaur as Sub Inspector in Punjab Police keeping in view the exemplary bravery shown by her. He said that he has already issued orders to provide two security guards permanently to the family.
Badal said that as a Party President he has already issued instructions to the District President of SAD to probe that who recommended the induction of Rana in the SAD fold and strict action would be taken against that person. He said that Punjab Government was fully committed to maintain law and order in the state and nobody would be allowed to take law in his hands.
Badal said that to tackle such incidents, he has already ordered the constitution of Deputy Chief Minister Complaint Cell and one IG Police would monitor such complaints and attend to them promptly.