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Posted at: Jun 10, 2019, 7:35 AM; last updated: Jun 10, 2019, 7:35 AM (IST)

Union up in arms against police

Seeks FIR against two commission agents in suicide case
Union up in arms against police
Members of the BKU (Ekta) Ugrahan protest outside the Cantt police station on Sunday. Vijay Kumar

Tribune News Service
Bathinda, June 9

Demanding registration of an FIR against two commission agents in the Manjit Singh suicide case, members of the BKU (Ekta) Ugrahan started their indefinite protest in front of the Cantonment police station here on Sunday.

Addressing the protesters, farmer leaders said Manjit Singh, a resident of Bucho Khurd, who was a block president of the BKU (Ekta) Ugrahan, had sold his land for Rs45 lakh to commission agents Ashok Kumar and Surjit Kumar. They said of the total amount, he did not take Rs17 lakh from them on an assurance that he would ask for his money whenever he needed it.

The farmer leaders added that on January 25, Manjit went to the commission agents to get Rs2 lakh, but they refused to give his money. They said the commission agents also attacked him with a sharp-edged tool.

The leaders also accused the Bucho police of inaction on Manjit’s written complaint against the commission agents. Disappointed from them for duping him, Manjit had consumed spray on January 26, they said. Manjit breathed his last on February 8 at a private hospital.

“On June 8, a delegation of BKU leaders met the SSP with evidences regarding the incident. The SSP told the BKU leaders to meet the SHO of the Cantonment police station. But, the latter refused to register a case. He said a probe would be held. Thereafter, we were left with no option, but to call for a protest outside the Cantonment police station to get justice,” the farmer leaders said.

BKU (Ekta) Ugrahan leaders Shingara Singh Mann, Harjinder Singh Baggi and Harjinder Bindu were also present.


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