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Ex-CM Parkash Singh Badal knew of Kotkapura police action

The Justice Ranjit Singh commission, which investigated 162 instances of sacrilege across Punjab, has concluded that then chief minister Parkash Singh Badal knew about police action against men protesting against a sacrilege case at Kotkapura on October 14, 2015. Many of the protesters were hurt in police firing to disperse the men, upset with sacrilege of Sahib Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.The state government claims that action has been taken against police officials for allegedly opening fire at a mob protesting sacrilege incidents in Kotkapura. But the FIR registered last week in connection with the 2015 incident still stands against “unidentified” police officials.
This FIR was registered on August 7, almost three years after the incident that left many injured, including a gunshot injury to Ajit Singh of Kotakpura.A government spokesperson said further action in the Kotkapura firing case was being taken. But inquiries have brought out that the Faridkot police have merely “added” the commission’s report to the case diary (zimni) of the FIR for perusal of the CBI, which has been handed over the investigation

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