Punjab cop slaps woman protesting land acquisition - WATCH
Thursday, 18 May 2023 (16:53 IST)
Chandigarh/Gurdaspur: A purported video showing a Punjab police cop slapping a women went viral sending shockwaves across the state prompting opposition parties to condemn the incident and demand stern action, even as the cop has been to the police lines.
Lakhwinder Kaur, who was allegedly slapped by the cop, told the media that on Wednesday they were protesting against their land being acquired for the Delhi-Katra national highway without proper compensation. As a cop was beating her husband Jagir Singh, who is a heart patient and going through treatment for the last two years, she intervened asking the cop to spare him as he was unwell. At this point the cop slapped her.
She told the media that one of her children is physically disabled. They have one and half-an-acre of land which is being acquired by the government.
Sources said that the concerned cop has been sent to police lines and a departmental inquiry has been ordered against him.