New Delhi: In a Chambal-based story, one has often heard how some villagers get angry with the justice delivery system, but the men in charge of justice rarely turn rebels in the ravines. Expressing displeasure over the action taken by police on complaint, an Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawan has but threatened to pick up the gun.
A jawan of the ITBP, Amit Singh, currently posted in Kashmir, has taken to Facebook to post his dissatisfaction over the police action in assault on his family members in Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh).
Singh, on his Facebook post, wrote that “Madhya Pradesh government should do justice to my family and my brother in the Hanumantiya Tourist Complex incident. Do not force me to become a new Paan Singh Tomar, I do not have to take training in guns.”
Singh has alleged that during his family’s visit to the Hanumantiya tourist spot in the Khandwa district, the private security guards of the site obstructed his brother Atul and Vipul Singh from carrying with them milk bottles and biscuits for the children. The cops present there allegedly thrashed Singh’s brothers and attacked Atul Singh with stones. While beer bottles were smashed on Atul’s head leading to damaging of his eyesight, Vipul’s leg has been fractured.
The ITBP jawan, speaking to a television channel, narrated the whole incident which had happened in front of the staff of the tourism department but Singh mentioned that no one came up to help his family, nor did anyone stop the security guards.
The incident, according to Singh, had taken place on 16 August but the police had not taken any concrete action for three days, so he was forced to express his grievance on 20 August through the social media platform.
An Indian soldier, athlete and rebel, Paan Singh Tomar had served in the Indian Army, where his talent for running was discovered. A seven-time national steeplechase champion during the 1950s–1960s, Tomar had represented India at the 1958 Asian Games. After his retirement, following a land dispute within the Tomar clan, he had turned into a rebel. Actor Irrfan Khan has starred in a film inspired by his story.