Malerkotla: Two days after a Bikramjit Singh alias Bobby, (22) was killed in an alleged fake encounter at Jitwal village in Sangrur district, the police on Friday, named Bobby as a gangster along with five others in first-information report (FIR), and stated that he was shot by his fellow gangsters as they were firing on police.
The autopsy was conducted on late night Thursday, despite protests by the family. The report is awaited. On Friday, the parents of the deceased cremated the body after the police assured them of an independent probe.
However once cremated, the police booked Bobby among six alleged gangsters for Wednesday night’s incident.
Along with Bobby, those named in the FIR include Amarinder Singh alias Raju, Jagpal Singh alias Kaka, Jagdeep Singh alias Deepu, Gahia Khan, and Boota Khan alias Bagga, under sections for murder and other charges under the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act.
Kulwant Kaur, SHO, Sandhour, who led the police team on Wednesday night, said, “We had prior information that some gangsters stayed in the village.
When police reached the spot, gangsters started firing at the police and tried to escape. Bobby got injured and police hospitalised him at civil hospital in Malerkotla. Besides, Gahia Khan and Boota Khan escaped but Raju, Kala and Deep were arrested.”
On the contrary, Dr Gursharan Singh, senior medical officer at the civil hospital, said Bobby was brought dead to the hospital.
Bobby’s father, Raghvir Singh, who runs a cycle repair kiosk, has alleged that Kulwant Kaur shot his son who was innocent and had no criminal record.
“Police assured us adequate compensation and adequate compensation and a job after the formation of new government in the state; but verbally; not in written” said Raghvir Singh.Police had on Thursday acknowledged that Bobby had no prior criminal record.
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