LS adjourned for hour after Ravneet Bittu alleges assault by Delhi Police on Punjab MPs


Aditi Tandon

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 22

The Lok Sabha was adjourned for an hour moments after it assembled on Tuesday at three pm, following a grave allegation of police assault by Congress MP from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu.

Speaking in the home, Bittu alleged that a whole bunch of Delhi police personnel “brutally assaulted” him and his three MP colleagues from Punjab Santokh Singh Choudhary, Jasbir Singh Gill and Gurjeet Sing Aujla, after they have been all taking out a candle mild march from Parliament House to Rashtrapati Bhavan on the difficulty of farm payments.

“The police personnel perhaps thought that we were farmers and assaulted is brutally right outside the temple of democracy. We told them we are parliamentarians and sit with the Prime Minister but to no avail. The police didn’t know we were MPs. They thought we were farmers and beat us up badly. I had a bad left knee fracture, which has gone worse after the assault and other MPs have also suffered injuries. This is horrifying,” Bittu mentioned within the Lok Sabha with Speaker Om Birla assuring him a full probe into the incident and safety each inside and outdoors Parliament.

Speaker additionally mentioned had Bittu come to the home which say previous midnight on Monday and shared his expertise, a probe may have been ordered instantly.

Bittu and Santokh Choudhary submitted written representations to the Speaker narrating the sequence of occasions beginning 7 pm on Monday.

“We were peacefully marching from Parliament towards Rashtrapati Bhavan when hundreds of policemen cane rushing towards us, pushing, shoving and physically assaulting us when there was no reason for us to be treated that way,” Bittu wrote to Speaker.

The Ludhiana MP additionally mentioned that he and different MPs sustained extreme accidents within the course of.

“There may have been a conspiracy to kidnap us or endanger our lives through the assault and hence the matter warrants a detailed investigation,” Bittu’s letter to the Speaker says.

Earlier as we speak a DMK member additionally alleged that some IB sleuths visited him in Tamil Nadu Bhavan the place he’s staying and “interrogated” him on his social gathering’s stand on Parliament agendas.

The Speaker cautioned the DMK MP in opposition to making any unsubstantiated statements and mentioned, “The safety of all MPs is my responsibility and I will get these issues examined but I need written complaints. I have received letters from Ravneet Bittu and Santokh Choudhary.”

LS will reassemble at four pm after the primary adjournment following opposition MPs elevating slogans in opposition to the federal government and demanding safety from the Speaker.



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