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HC orders transfer of 8 cops in Tarn Taran assault case

March 18, 2013 16:50 IST

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday ordered immediate transfer of eight police personnel in the assault case in which a girl was pushed, abused and hit with a baton by policemen in Tarn Taran district.

Justice Ranjit Singh also directed the Amritsar Inspector General to ensure compliance of orders within 24 hours. The HC also directed Chandigarh UT IG to provide security to the victim for 24 hours.

The HC Judge has asked the Amritsar IG to inform the court tomorrow about providing further protection to victim and her family from cops other than the Punjab police.

It may be recalled that the young woman was slapped, pushed, abused and hit with a baton by policemen in uniform in Punjab's Tarn Taran on March 3.

Four to five police personnel were caught on camera assaulting the young woman and her father after she reportedly complained to police against some taxi and truck drivers harassing her near a marriage hall in Tarn Taran district, 280 km from Chandigarh.

Meanwhile, the police had arrested two accused police personnel involved in the case on March 11.

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