Parents seek fresh probe into case against them

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, May 31

Members of the Punjab Parents Association (PPA) today held a protest, demanding marking of a fresh probe into the case registered against agitating parents a year ago.

Led by their leader MK Sharma, PPA members handed over a memorandum to the Police Commissioner, SS Srivastava. They wore black clothes to express their anguish.

Sharma alleged that police officials, under political influence, had filed the case, namely against Ranjeet Seth, him and 48 other unidentified people at the Civil Lines police station on May 31, 2016.

The then Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Rajesh Sharma, had stated in the complaint that “he had gone to the DC office at 1:00 pm where the parents association was protesting under the leadership of the accused numbers one and two, when DC Sahib came out from his office, the accused stopped him, did not let him sit in his vehicle and impeded him from performing his duty”.

However, Sharma contradicted the accusation and stated that both of them neither stopped the official vehicle of the then Deputy Commissioner, nor interrupted the regular working of government officials.

He said the parents were merely holding a peaceful protest in the district court complex to impress upon the government to bring down the exorbitant fee charged by private schools.

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