Congress MP visits family of slain Punjab cop

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Amritsar, Dec 7: A Congress MP on Friday visited the family of assistant sub-inspector Ravinder Pal Singh who was shot dead allegedly by an Akali leader after he objected to the harassment of his daughter. Gurdaspur MP Partap Singh Bajwa sought immediate resignation of Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal as he was heading the state home department.

"The Badals are responsible for changing the basic character of the Shiromani Akali Dal. Law and order situation in Punjab has gone from bad to worse...," Bajwa claimed. When the policemen and their daughters are not safe, how can ordinary men expect safety in Punjab, he wondered.

Singh was killed on Wednesday after he asked the youths, including the SAD leader, who used to allegedly tease his daughter, to stop harassing her. The cop had reached the spot after being informed by his 23-year-old daughter, who had earlier also complained that she was chased and teased by these youths.

PTI

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