"Acting on the recommendations of the Justice (retd.) Ranjit Singh Commission, the Punjab Police has included the names of four police personnel in the FIR registered in 2015 in the Behbal Kalan firing incident," a Punjab government spokesman said on Saturday.
The officers have been booked for murder, attempt to murder and various sections of the Arms Act.
The Commission, in its first report submitted to the Chief Minister last month, had named these four police officers and recommended that they be named as accused in the FIR and proceeded against as per law.
"In accordance with the recommendations of the Commission, the roles of five other police officers, namely, Inspector Harpal Singh, the then SHO Ladowal, and constables Shamsher Singh, Harpreet Singh, Gurpreet Singh, and Parminder Singh, all gunmen of Charanjeet Singh, the then SSP, will also be thoroughly investigated," the spokesman said.
Two people were killed in police firing and several others injured in violent clashes during protests against incidents of sacrilege of the Sikh holy book, Guru Granth Sahib.
The protests brought Punjab to a standstill in October 2015 with radical Sikhs and others blocking highways and roads for days together.
The Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP government was in power (2007-2017) during that time in Punjab.
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