Behbal Kalan Firing Accuse SSP Charanjit Sharma Denied Extension In Service, Retired Compulsorily

Chandigarh: As per the media reports the main accuse who ordered unprovoked firing upon the peaceful demonstrators protesting against the beadbi of Shri Guru Granth Sahib at Behbal Kalan (Faridkot) in October 2015, former Moga SSP Charanjit  Sharma has been compulsorily retired from service. Notably former SSP Charanjit Singh had directly ordered through by passing the standard procedures to open fire at the protesters.

Though Badal government appointed Justice Zora Singh Commission had failed to point out his involvement in the crime, the commission had made a scathing indictment of the police saying the cops fired at unarmed protesters resulting in two deaths.

Charanjit Sharma [File Photo]

Though on the other hand the findings of the people’s commission headed by former Supreme Court of India (SCI) judge, Justice Markandey Katju on Behbal Kalan police firing clearly stated that the police tried to hush up the matter after it was forced to register the FIR in this matter. Secondly, it held the Punjab police guilty of using excessive and unprovoked action against a peaceful congregation and of using brutal police force including lathi charge and firing without reason and without the statutory magisterial orders which need to be passed on the spot itself.

Last month (15th April) the congress lead Punjab government scrapped Justice Jora Singh Commission report by terming it as inconclusive, and has already set up a new commission headed by Justice Ranjit Singh Gill to inquire into all beadbi incidents and the police firing at Behbal Kalan in which two youths were killed.

While quoting anonymous source in the police department the media reported that the Home Department issued orders to retire the police officer today due to holidays on April 30 and May 1.

Moreover, it is said that an officer  facing inquires or charges is denied the extension of service after reaching superannuation. This the reason why former SSP Charanjit Singh Sharma was retired from the service.

An analysis of incidents of unprovoked police firing on Sikh protesters reveals that most of the cases do not lead to conclusion and the culprits are granted impunity in these cases.

While talking to the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur said that commissions were set up to inquire 1986 police firing in Nakodar, 2009 killing of Bhai Darshan Singh Lohara in police firing at Ludhiana and 2012 killing of Bhai Jaspal Singh in Gurdaspur by the Punjab police but in all these cases commissions failed to nail the culprits.

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