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Posted at: Nov 7, 2018, 1:24 AM; last updated: Nov 7, 2018, 1:24 AM (IST)

Kin of deceased youth protest police ‘inaction’

Kin of deceased youth protest police ‘inaction’
Villagers hold a protest outside the SSP’s office in Fazilka on Tuesday. Tribune photo

Our Correspondent

Fazilka, November 6

Family members of a youth, who was killed in a dispute in 2015 in a village here, staged a protest outside the SSP’s office, demanding justice. The protest was led by deceased’s father Darbara Singh of Mannewala village of adjoining Muktsar district.

Darbara Singh alleged that his son Pritpal Singh had died in a dispute at Beganwali village of Fazilka district in 2015. He said a senior police official and village elderly worked out a compromise according to which the deceased’s father was to paid Rs 11,00,000 as compensation. The amount was deposited with a former DSP and a village “respectable”.

Darbara Singh alleged that after recording his statement no action was initiated against the accused. After disposing of the case, the mediator police official and village “respectable” allegedly refused to pay the amount.

Darbara Singh alleged that he lodged a complaint with the Fazilka SSP. An inquiry was conducted by the Jalalabad DSP and Fazilka SP in this regard.

On the basis of the inquiry, an FIR was registered on August 23, 2017, under Section 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 120-B of the IPC against the police official and the other accused.

He alleged that he approached the police seeking justice, but the accused were not arrested. He and other villagers during the protest today demanded immediate arrest of the accused.

Fazilka SP (D) Mukhtiar Singh said the accused would be arrested soon.

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