Chandigarh, May 13
Taking Strong notice of the representation received from Amar Singh PPS, DSP (Jail) regarding harassment of his family by Punjab Police, District Sangrur, Punjab, National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) Chairman Vijay Sampla has decided to hear the case in person with DGP Punjab Police and DGP (prisons) Punjab Police on 23rd of May at National headquarters of NCSC in Khan Market New Delhi. NCSC directed Punjab Police to file the latest status report before the date of hearing.
While submitting a written complaint to NCSC Chairman Vijay Sampla, DSP (Prison) Amar Singh said, “I belong to the SC category and I am a resident of Saheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Punjab. While I was doing my duty, DIG Surinder Singh Saini and ADGP PK Sinha had framed two false FIRs against me and pressed several charges, to stop my promotion. I had also taken up the matter before the Hon’ble Commission (Chandigarh Office), who had directed the Director Bureau of Investigation, Punjab to investigate the matter impartially and submit the report. However, no action has been taken against the duo so far.”
“In the meantime, Sangrur Police is regularly raiding my residence and is also harassing and threatening my family members. On May 5, this year, a Station House Officer of Punjab police raided my house without the permission of the concerned magistrate and misbehaved with my wife and brother. Police also threatened to falsely implicate them by pressing false cases. Not only this, police officials then snatched three mobile phones from my family members and fled”, DSP Amar further added.
However, invoking relevant clause Section (7) of the rules of procedures of the commission, NCSC intimated Punjab Police that the matter of Amar Singh, DSP, Jail, pertaining to FIR 5/21 and FIR no 35/22 of PS city Sangrur, Punjab are under seize of the commission and till the matter is under consideration of the commission Status Quo of the case may be maintained.
NCSC warned Punjab Police that no atrocity be made against the petitioner as well as his family members. If found otherwise the Commission will take necessary action against the persons as per POA 1989, as amended from time to time.
NCSC has also asked both the officials to bring along an up-to-date action taken report along with all the relevant documents including the relevant files, case diaries, etc.