Two member team to enquire Changaliwala incident-SC Commission
KI Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
The Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes on Tuesday formed a two-member team to enquire the Changaliwala incident. The team comprises Commission Member Gian Chand Diwali and Poonam Kangra would probe the issue jointly with the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and submit its report to the Commission.
Giving details in this regard, the Chairperson of Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes Tejinder Kaur said that Commission had taken suo-motu of this seriously issue on the basis of news reports published on November 15 and sought comprehensive report from SSP Sangrur. She said that the Commission members Raj Kumar Hans and Poonam Kangra had met the victim family same day to initiate proceedings. The Chairperson said that on Monday she also met the family members at PGI.
The Commission has decided to conduct a joint enquiry with the National Commission for Scheduled Castes to get into the bottom of the incident. She said that the date was being fixed in consultation with the National Commission to initiate the probe.
About case history;
A 37-year-old Dalit man, was mercilessly thrashed and forced to drink urine in Punjab’s Sangrur district, succumbed to his injuries on Saturday morning at at the) Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh