Doc told to check Khanpur victim

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 30

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the doctor-on-duty at the General Hospital, Sector 16 to examine medico-legally Netar Kaur, injured in the lathi charge by the police at Khanpur. The court also asked her to appear before the duty officer.

Issuing the directions, Mr Justice S.S. Nijjar also ordered the authorities at Patiala Jail to examine medico-legally two other alleged victims Ashwani and Major Singh as they were lodged in the prison.

Mr Justice Nijjar also directed that the report of the medico-legal examination be handed over to senior advocate R.S. Cheema, earlier asked to assist the court.

The judge on the last date of hearing had observed that “it would be in the interest of all concerned if status quo was maintained regarding the possession, as well as, the use of the land in dispute”.

It may be recalled that the president of Dr Ambedkar Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Advocate Association Mr T.C. Tanwar, had earlier alleged that certain persons were being detained illegally by SHO Jasdev Singh and two others at the instance of two respondents who were “big landlords needing the land occupied by the families of the alleged detainees for constructing a huge factory”.

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