CHANDIGARH: The Station House Officer of Narnaund Police Station Vinod Kajal and Naib Tehsildar Jage Ram were arrested on Sunday for their “role'' in the Mirchpur caste carnage in which an 18-year-old polio-stricken girl Suman and her 70-year-old father Tara Chand were killed on April 21 when houses belonging to Dalits were set afire.
According to official sources here, the two officials, who were facing allegations of “inaction'' while being present on the spot, were produced before a Court and remanded to 14-day judicial custody.
Meanwhile, Hisar Deputy Commissioner O.P. Sheoran on Sunday claimed that the victims of the Mirchpur incident were being fully compensated for the loss to their houses and domestic goods.
In an official statement, the Deputy Commissioner further claimed that Amar, the son of deceased Tara Chand, had already been given the appointment letter of a government job and a compensation of Rs.five lakh.
It may be recalled that Tara Chand and Suman were killed after some miscreants, said to belong to Jat community, set afire houses belonging to the Dalits.
Interestingly, Mr.Sheoran said that the late Tara Chand had two wives and Kamla, the second wife, would be given an assistance of Rs.15 lakh and a job would be provided to her son.
Financial assistance of Rs.10 lakh as “compensation for the deceased Suman'' would also be provided to her mother Kamla, he added.
He further said that the announcement made by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda regarding provision of relief was being “implemented in toto and the accused involved in this incident would be punished.'' He appealed to the people of Mirchpur to maintain peace and brotherhood.
Reference From the hindu