Protesting Farmers Detain DC, SSP


TARN TARN – The situation at theDeputy Commissioner’s Office heretook an ugly turn when agitating farmersgheraoed the premises in the afternoon,virtually detaining inside DeputyCommissioner Balwinder SinghDhaliwal, Senior Superintendent ofPolice Raj Jit Singh Hundal and otherofficials. But, Dhaliwal denied they were’detained’. He clarified that they were atthe office to hold talks with the protesters.The farmers, under the bannerof Kisan Sangharsh Committee(KSC), Punjab, had sat on an indefiniteprotest outside the officer yesterday.The protesters weredemanding cancellation of the caseregistered against several farmersafter the Jeobala incident in whichan Assistant Sub-Inspector, KulbirSingh, had died under mysteriouscircumstances. Satnam SinghPannu, KSC state president, saidthey had been claiming since thebeginning the police officer died anatural death (heart failure), andthat even a judicial probe had confirmedthe same.