May 10, 2015 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Faridkot, Punjab: Independent MLAs Simarjit Bains and Balwinder Bains have alleged that the Faridkot police let the goons sent by a Badal Dal transporter to torture students in lock-up on May 6. The students, who are in police custody, were booked on charges of attempt to murder after they clashed with private bus operators on May 6.
Amid heavy police presence, the Bains brothers reached Faridkot Central Jail with thousands of supporters to meet the students on May 09.
The Bains brothers alleged the students had several contusions and abrasions on their body. Narinder Singh, Station House Officer (SHO), city police station, denied the allegations.
It may be recalled that following a clash between the operators of a private bus and some students in Faridkot in the afternoon of May 06, the police brutally cane charged the students when they reportedly started damaging the bus.
Some students and bus operators sustained injuries in the clash and a bus was got damage.
The police had booked 29 students under the attempt-to-murder charge and have arrested 14 students, including two girls. The arrested students are members of Punjab Students’ Union (PSU). In the wake of the Moga molestation and death incident, the PSU had given a statewide call to obstruct the entry of private buses, belonging to political leaders in Punjab.
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