Ferozepur, February 15, 2020: In a filmy style, on Friday late night, about half a dozen unidentified persons took away two proclaimed offenders –POs- Germanjit Singh and Harmit Singh, by firing on the police and a case has been registered at Lakho Ke Behram police station, under Sections 341, 353, 186, 225, 427, 148, 149 of IPC, along with 6-7 unidentified persons.
Today, SAD leaders had a press conference at Press Club Ferozepur and leveled charges on Nasib Sandhu, PA and Halqa Incharge of Rana Sodhi, Cabinet Minister, for firing and releasing the accused from the police custody.
Avtar Singh Zira, District President SAD, Joginder Singh Jindu, former MLA and Vardev Singh Nony Mann, Akali leader from Guruharsahai said, the police have registered a case against the unidentified persons and is not acting swiftly to nab the culprits.
They said, the alleged accused in the case of the murderous attack on Akali leader Pritam Singh Bath in 2017, were declared as proclaimed offenders by the court. The Ferozepur police after arresting them were taking them to Lakho Ke Behram police station when the police party was attacked by unidentified persons and got released the accused from police custody, which is evident from the Police message floated immediately after the incident.
They also demanded an inquiry into the incident from some independent agency. They further said, in case the investigation, in this case, is not conducted in a transparent manner, we will talk to our high command in this regard and move to the High Court besides demanding the arrest of Nasib Sandhu and resignation from Rana Sodhi.
Sources said, one of the accused has been arrested and the hunt is on to nab the other one but there is no official statement on this account so far.
Despite calling SSP and SPD, there was no response to know the official status of the incident.
On Friday late evening, Tarlok Singh ASI, Ram Parkash Hav and four constables of CIA staff were taking the accused Germanjit Singh and Harmit Singh to Lakho Ke Behram when 6-7 unidentified persons on a white color car near Janga Moud and started firing by stopping the police vehicle and managed to take away both the accused.
SP Baljit Singh is reported to be investigating the incident but he did not pick the phone to know the further details.