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4 cops booked in Behbal Kalan firing

ANI  |  Chandigarh (Punjab) [India] 

Acting on the recommendations of the retired Justice Commission, the Police has included the names of four police personnel in the FIR registered in 2015 in connection with the Behbal Kalan firing incident.

Names of Provincial Police Services (PPS) Officers Charanjit Singh, Bikramjit Singh along with Pardip Singh and Amarjit Singh have been added to the case following the directives of

In 2015, a case was filed against unidentified police officials at station in district after two persons were killed in police firing during an anti-sacrilege protest.

The Commission, in its first report submitted to the last month, had named these four police personnel.

In accordance with the recommendations of the Commission, the roles of five other police officers, namely, Harpal Singh, the then Station House (SHO) Ladowal, and Constables Shamsher Singh, Harpreet Singh, Gurpreet Singh, and Parminder Singh, all gunmen of Charanjeet Singh, the then of Police (SSP), will also be thoroughly investigated.

Regarding the Kotkapura firing, in which was injured, an official said that, on the basis of his statement to the Commission, a case under Section 307/323/341/148/149 Indian Penal Code and 27/54/59 Arms Act was registered on August 7, as per the Commission's recommendation.

The clarified that though the Commission has raised doubts on the role of certain senior police officers in the Kotkapura firing, it had recommended investigations in the case, after registration of the said FIR, by an independent agency.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 06:15 IST