|Early Times Report|
Rajouri, Jan 10: In a bid to shield a former police official, who has unleashed a reign terror and undertook a murderous assault on a poor family here to allegedly grab their land, the police station Sunderbani has booked the victims. As per the victim family led by Ganesh Pal son of late Dwarka Nath of Bandrai Sunderbani on the morning December 30 the former cop flanked by his henchmen attacked them with an intention to kill them.
As per medical reports, Ganesh Pal received around two dozen stitches in his head whereas his right arm was fractured to pieces. Finally to save his arm, the doctors implanted a metal road in the limb, something which cost huge amount to the family.
On the fateful morning, Ganesh and other family members were working in their field when the former police official and his "goons" appeared at the spot and attacked them in a bid to "grab their land."
Ganesh's wife Rita Devi also received head injuries and her skull bore 24 stitches. Even the mother of this poor family was not spared. Ganesh's mother Varinda Devi received over a dozen stitches on her head. Witnessed said finding the trio being almost killed by the former police officer who is infamous for extortion, the villagers called the concerned police sta
Might is Right
Police booking the victims instead of the accused retired cop has put the question mark on the functioning of the police department. It has proved beyond doubt that might is right.
But no one turned up from the thana as the victims lie unconscious in a pool of blood.
They were finally rushed to hospital by villagers.
The victims say in June 2016, they twice complained before Police Station Sundarbani that the retired police official was threatening to kill them to grab their land.
"But police dilly-dallied registration of FIR. Till finally these goons attacked us recently. Had the police acted then, this would not have been our plight," the family said.
The family said this time they complained before the police to file as case of attempt to murder. "But despite these grievous injuries to these poor persons we were asked to mellow down the case," said a lower rung-police official.
"The accused (former cop) has been booked under non serious offences vide FIR No 84 under section 447, 148,147 and 323," the police said adding a counter FIR has been filed against the poor family. The poor family said they have every risk to their life. The family appealed Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and the Director General of Police SP Vaid to personally look into the matter and initiate action against the erring cops who are "shielding killers."
Despite repeated attempts the accused former police official could not be contacted for comments.