Abohar, 6 January 2017. Slain Dalit youth Bhim Tank’s mother Kaushalya Devi, daughter-in-law of veteran freedom fighter and former councillor Kashmiri Lal Tank, has demanded that liquor baron Shiv Lal Doda and his nephew Amit should also be booked in the case registered today following a raid at Fazilka sub-jail.
In her application to Fazilka DSP, she said Bhim was called to Dodas’ farmhouse at Ramsara village on December 11, 2015, under a conspiracy and was brutally killed. “SAD circle president Ashok Ahuja and his other associates had been meeting Dodas frequently and each time they threatened our family to reach a compromise with the liquor baron.”
Dismiss Badal government, demands Captain
Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh has demanded immediate dismissal of the Badal government, saying it had been “completely exposed in the Fazilka jail incident” where a known “henchman” of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal was caught holding a “kangaroo court” on Wednesday along with 24 Akali-linked criminals.
Amarinder demanded imposition of the President’s Rule to hold free and fair elections in the state.
Waraich dubs Akali Dal ‘anti-Dalit’
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday accused the SAD-BJP government for mounting atrocities on Dalits and shielding the culprits. In a statement, AAP state convener Gurpreet Singh Waraich said the Fazilka jail incident had exposed SAD patronage to culprits.
He alleged Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal had tried to protect Doda in the Bhim Tank murder case. The SAD had allegedly promoted the anti-Dalit sentiment in Punjab during its 10-year rule, he added.