On Thursday, Punjab Police suspended Balwinder Singh, a Sub-Inspector posted at the Habetpur village in Dera Bassi, after he allegedly fired a bullet at a 26-year-old during a heated debate.
Punjab Police Officer Shot A 26-Year-Old Man
A complete incident happened on camera, a man shouting in pain after getting shot, later he was taken to the hospital at Dera Bassi civil hospital. But was transferred to the government hospital at Chandigarh where the treatment resumed.
The reason for the quarrel broke out between them was told by Akshay, brother of the victim, he said, “We were standing on Hebatpur road when a police party arrived and misbehaved with us. They wanted to check my wife’s bag. They were drunk and they fired upon my brother,” as per news agency ANI reported.
On the other hand, the story is different from the side of the Police, they said that the man and his friends started debating and fighting after being questioned about where they were coming from. “We were patrolling when we saw a couple standing near the road. We asked them where they had come from. They started fighting with us and a Sub Inspector fired upon them. They also tried to rip my uniform.” as ANI quoted a Police official saying.
After the incident, the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) appointed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) which was headed by the SP Headquarters with the motive to investigate the incident. FIR under sections 324, 354, 336, and 509 of the IPC was lodged at the Police station of Dera Bassi.
Sub-Inspector Balwant was later suspended, said SSP Vivek Sheel Soni, but there is no written complaint received till now, he said.
“The sub-inspector, accused of shooting a 26-year-old man in the leg, has been suspended. We’ve not received any complaints till now. The investigation will be done after we receive a complaint,” he stated, as per ANI.
The video was shared by BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh on Twitter while claiming that the Punjab Police has stopped treating the citizens as humans. He tweeted in Hindi, “The Police in Dera Bassi misbehaved with a woman and shot her husband when he tried protesting. The Punjab Police stopped treating the people of Punjab as humans after the AAP government came to power. The policemen could have caught a single man but they chose to shoot him.”