SHO suspended for involvement in murder of Congress activist

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Moga, May 15 (UNI) Sub-inspector incharge police station Dharamkot, booked along with four local Akali leaders for allegedly battering an aged Congress supporter to death, was placed under suspension today, SSP Ashok Baath said here.

The SI, Yadavinder Singh Bajwa and Harinder Singh, block samiti candidate (SAD) from Kokari Vehnival, his father Gurbachan Singh and three other Akali Dal activists including Harbhajan Singh and Kanwaljit of Bhinder Kalan have been booked under section 302, 323, 148, 149 IPC, Mr Baath told reporters here.

A Special investigation team led by DSP has been set up to investigate the case.

However, no arrest had been made yet and further action would be taken after the post mortem report, he said adding that the case had also been registered against about half dozen unknown persons, including policemen.

Ranvinder Singh, nephew of deceased Naib Singh, in his complaint had alleged that about one dozen policemen in uniform along with the Akali activists led by Harinder Singh, arrived at the residence of Naib Singh on May 13 and battered the 60-year-old man with batons till he fell unconscious.

He was immediately taken to Moga hospital where he was declared dead.

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