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ASI booked , SHO faces probe

Patiala : Three days after Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Narinder Singh, posted at the Sanaur police station, was suspended and a magisterial probe was ordered, the Patiala police on Wednesday registered an FIR against the erring cop.
“I have ordered registration of a case against ASI Narinder Singh under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 342 (wrongful confinement) of the IPC,” said Patiala SSP Mandeep Singh Sidhu.
The Patiala SSP has also ordered a departmental probe against the SHO of the Sanaur police station for his “negligent” role in the whole issue.
“The case has been registered, following a preliminary report from Patiala SP, city, Kesar Singh. The case will now be probed in detail by DSP (rural) Gurdev Singh Dhaliwal,” he added.
Besides, Sanaur SHO Gurinder Singh Bal would face a departmental probe for laxity in handling his police station and inefficiency to handle his staff. “We will wait for the magisterial probe which was ordered by the Deputy Commissioner. If the findings of that report point towards laxity, we will add that in the FIR,” the SSP said, adding that indiscipline in the force would not be tolerated.
Earlier, Congress leader and former union minister of state Preneet Kaur also met the victim, who is admitted to Government Rajindra Hospital. She said she was satisfied with the police action in this case. The hospitalised youth (name withheld) and his five friends were on their way back home late on Saturday night on two bikes when they had an altercation with a police team at a naka.
He alleged that the ASI, along with two constables, took them in his Alto car to the Sanaur police station. “There, he and other officials subjected us to humiliation and torture. Our clothes were removed and we were told to grope each other,” he added.
The youth alleged that they were kept in illegal confinement in the police station and beaten up when they asked for water.

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