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Posted at: Jun 13, 2019, 7:27 AM; last updated: Jun 13, 2019, 7:27 AM (IST)

Suicide case: Farmers gherao police station

Suicide case: Farmers gherao police station
Members of the BKU Ekta Ugrahan stage a protest outside the Cantonment police station in Bathinda on Wednesday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service
Bathinda, June 12

Alleging inaction by the police in a suicide case, members of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Ekta Ugrahan gheraoed the Cantonment police station here on Wednesday. Seeking an FIR against two commission agents Ashok Kumar and Surjit Kumar for allegedly abetting the suicide of Manjit Singh of Bucho Khurd, the members have been protesting for the past four days.

Raising slogans against the police and the state government, they sought “strict action” against the commission agents. According to the farmers, the commission agents were responsible for the suicide of the farmer.

Notably, the protesting members had given an ultimatum to police officers to ensure appropriate action in the matter till Wednesday afternoon. But an FIR was not registered against the commission agents. Thereafter, they gheraoed the police station.

The protesters did not let the police personnel enter or come out of the police station for a prolonged duration. The protesters said if the police did not ensure action against the commission agents, they would be forced to intensify their stir further in the coming days.

Satveer Singh, press secretary of the union, said, “Demanding action against the commission agents, we gheroed the Cantonment police station on Wednesday. If no action is taken, we will intensify our protest.”

Executive members of the union members, including union president Shingara Singh Mann, alleged that the commission agents had duped Manjit Singh of Rs20 lakh, forcing the latter to commit suicide.

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