National Commission for Scheduled Castes Chairman Vijay Sampla today visited the Dalit boy who was reportedly paraded in Bhasaur village recently with hands tied at the back along with three other minor boys in an alleged theft case.
Since Sampla and his team did not meet the residents of Bhasaur, who had converged at a local school to share their feedback, they protested after the panel chief left the village. Though the police on March 14 had registered an FIR under Sections 499, 500, 341, 342, 323, 34 of the IPC and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, and the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act against four accused, the delay in the arrest has angered the parents of the four boys.
“The incident took place on March 7, but an FIR was registered on March 14 as the police received the complaint late. There might be multiple reasons for delay in submitting complaint, but to date we are satisfied with the working of the Sangrur police as they registered the FIR immediately after getting complaint and have also added more sections, as per our letter,” Sampla said after meeting the Dalit family and presiding over a meeting of senior officers of Sangrur.
Sangrur SSP Vivek Sheel Soni, Deputy Commissioner Ramvir along with Sangrur BJP chief Randeep Deol accompanied Sampla to the residence of the Dalit family in Bhasaur and later shared all details with the commission team.
“We have directed the Sangrur SSP to arrest the accused in two days and we have also got deputed a police vehicle near the residence of the Dalit family for their protection,” Sampla said.
Meets parents of slain Moga sisters
Moga: NCSC Chairman Vijay Sampla on Wednesday met family members of the two sisters, who were brutally murdered in Moga. At Sekha Khurd village, Sampla directed the District Magistrate to ensure pension for the eldest member of the family, a government job, free education up to graduation to eligible family member and cultivable land as per the SCs and STs (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1999.