CHANDIGARH—The initial reports about the Justice Ranjit Singh Commission’s investigation on Kotkapura and Behbal Klan firing incidents reveal that the Commission has held in the report that the martyred Sikh youths were shot at point blank range. He has cited the medical reports of the dead bodies of martyred Sikh youths Shaheed Bhai Krishan Bhagwan Singh and Shaheed Bhai Gurjit Singh Nikke Sarawan.
Justice Ranjit Singh Commission has disclosed in the first part of its report that Dr. Rajiv Joshi, who had conducted a post-mortem examination of the mortal remains of Shaheed Bhai Krishan Bhagwan Singh and Shaheed Bhai Gurjit Singh, told him that the victim appeared to be sitting and the assailant standing as the track of the firearm wound, evident from the location of the entry and exit points, was found going downwards.
“Recommending the registration of criminal cases against police officers for firing or accused of directing others to open fire, Justice Ranjit Singh is believed to have stated that the cops acted without warning, and permission. Recommendations were also made for the initiation of appropriate action against police officers failing to carry out proper and fair investigation in the incidents of sacrilege and the cases entrusted to them regarding the use of force” notes The Tribune.
In its report, the Justice Ranjit Singh Commission could be observed jolted over no action against any Police cop despite the registration of an FIR on October 21, 2015. Notably, an SIT was supposed to supervise the investigation, but no progress was noticed till date.
Justice Ranjit Singh has made it clear in the report that the delay in action against the Police cops seems an attempt to suppress the case for letting off the guilty cops as the then Punjab government and the Union Home Ministry also didn’t do much in this concern.
Key findings of the Commission:
- The approach of the police was too casual and mind-boggling.
- Some weapons carried by police personnel from Ludhiana were not sent for inspection.
- The tampering of the rifle grooves of a bullet were deliberate to prevent detection of the weapon used.
- The bullet could have been fired from AK-47. As such, all police officers carrying AK-47 would become potential accused.
- The police admitted opening fire at Behbal Klan, yet showed no expenditure of ammunition.
- Primarily, the finger of suspicion for sacrilege incidents was pointed towards Sirsa cult disciples.
- The Police cops were unable to act against the Sirsa cult disciples, but happily pulled the trigger of their guns against the protesters.