RSS leader blames Punjab police for negligence during attack on him, Police booked five
Ferozepur, April 15, 2021: RSS State Sanyojak Haryaval Punjab Ram Gopal, who was attacked by the farmers during his visit to Mallawala, in his complain has questioned over the role of Punjab Police team for not acting timely. He has demanded registration of a case and immediate arrest of assaulters.
Ram Gopal in his complaint sent through an email , has alleged that physical assault was happened even he was covered by Y-Plus VIP security.
He expressed disappointment on the police team for not making any timely attempt by the police to stop the attackers and mob consisting of three hundred people gheraoed the house of his host in village Nihala Lavera for two hours continuously besides abusing for his Mazhabi Sikh status. Ram Gopal has demanded immediate action by arresting the assaulters to restore the faith of the police.
Ram Gopal claimed to have gone to the Mallanwala on the invitation of Shri Ram Janmbhumi Teerth Kshetra rus Abohiyan for his words and hardly stayed for 10-15 minutes when the antisocial elements armed with deadly weapons raised slogan and started attack on the VIP sitting in the car.
SSP Bhagirath Singh Meena confirming the FIR against 5 persons said, further investigations are on in the incident and action will be taken after the report.
Copy of Complaint:
through E mail.
The Senior Superintendent of Police,
Subject:- Planned life threatening armed physical assault on
dt 13/04/2021 i.e. Yesterday, upon Y-Plus VIP security
applicant Ram Gopal, the State “Sanyojak, Haryaval
Punjab”, and his vehicle in the Malla Wala area of
Ferozepur District, starting from Town Mallawala to Vill.
Nihala Lavera and to Vill Bagge Ke and thereafter.
Regarding:- For immediate lodging of FIR against the
assaulters and all the anti social elements and their
apparent associates, including uniformed official and
political patronizers, or in any other form, all under the
pretext of Farmer’s agitation and for their immediate arrest
by putting them behind bar for the assault with deadly
weapons as mentioned in subject.
1. That the applicant is heading a social reform and welfare
organization and is promoting organic farming, sowing and
growing useful trees and greenery, management of plastic
waste all over Punjab State and few other benevolent
projects. But no political activity is there in any form.
During last many years the Haryaval Punjab has sown and
grown more than seven lakh trees, motivated so many
people with its objects and projects under the efforts of the
2. That since the project involves visits of the applicant in rural
as well as the urban areas of Punjab state and looking at
the previous assaults against such social reform
movements and their key workers the applicant was given
Y-Plus security cover under the trained CISF officials armed
with automated weapons. Wherever, the applicant has to
visit, then as per the advisory by the Indian Home Ministry
and as per Y Plus protocol, the Police Pilots, officials
assisted by DSP, have to take security arrangements in
their respective hands from the departing, destination to the
3. That during the previous couple of months the applicant
was also given additional duty by his superior authorities to
lead Shri Ram Janmbhumi Teerth Kshetra Trust Abhiyan in
Punjab State for collecting offerings from all the public in
sundry irrespective of the cast, creed or faith. The Punjab
State donors donated amounts with open heart. After the
conclusion of the Donation Abhiyan, the applicant is visiting
for thanking the masses for participating in this Project.
4. That in the said spree of visits the applicant also came to
Ferozepur on dt 12th April 2021 evening, where he was
meeting the beneficiary and interested farmers about
organic farming projects of the District Ferozepur. The
applicant met such people and also celebrated the Vaisakhi
Festival in Khalsa School Ferozepur City. Thereafter the
applicant along with his local workers visited various
villages in the Hussainiwala and after offering his tributes to
the Martyrs, the applicant by evening pushed for the
Mallawala area. In the Temple Ji at Mallawala, the donors
of Shri Ram Janmbhumi Teerth Kshetra Trust Abhiyan had
invited the applicant for his words.
5. That the applicant stayed in said temple ji for ten fifteen
minutes and addressed the gathering thanking all of our
Sikh, Jain and Hindu brothers for their donations. Nothing
other than these topics was talked. After the meeting he left
the temple Ji premises and got in his car and left with the
6. As the applicant was on holy Navratra Fast, thus as per
invitation the applicant came to his Haryaval Punjab helper
Mangjit Singh @ Doctor to his house at Village Nihala
Lavera and took his Phal Ahaar.
7. Thereafter at around 7:30 PM the applicant started for
Ferozepur town, suddenly at that time around 10 antisocial
elements/persons armed with deadly weapons, in the garb
of farmer came outside the house in motor cycles and cars
not only raised slogans but also made bid to close the
road and keep the VIP designate hostage, The police
escort personnel and our local host at this time tried to
negotiate with them and explain that this was a
personal visit only. After a little while some space was
made available for the cars to cross the protestors. The
Local patrol car from Arifke was in the lead followed by the
pilot Gypsy from Ferozepur Division followed by the VIP
Designates Car. The lead cars crossed the protestors but
when the VIP car was at the crossing Point the lead
Gypsy from local Arifke applied brakes forcing the VIP
car to stop in the middle of the protestors helping them
to Identify the VIP Sitting in the Car and they started
attacking the VIP Car. This Was A Clear Breach of
8. The Convoy then started heading down the road with the
police personnel bus in the last end of the Convoy behind
the VIP Vehicle. The Police bus could have easily closed
the road and kept the following vehicles from pursuing
the VIP car but they did Not Instead they allowed the
protestor vehicles to overtake the bus and get behind
the VIP Vehicle.
9. The protestor vehicle car then aggressively started
attacking the VIP car and trying to Ram it from behind
and drive it off the road or into the river. The VIP Vehicle
somehow stopped them from overtaking but during this
entire attack none of the pilot vehicles despite repeated
lights and horns allowed the VIP Designate car to get
between them or provide cover from the Rear Vehicle
10. When entering the Village Bagge Ke the Pursuing vehicle
suddenly veered off on a right branching road. As soon as
we crossed the village we saw the the vehicle had taken a
shortcut and was now being used to block half the road, the
other half of the road was blocked using a motorcycle on
the side of the Road. The lead vehicle at this time was the
local police Escort from Arifke followed by Pilot from
Ferozepur followed by the VIP Car.
11. The Ferozepur Pilot vehicle gave signal and gave side to
VIP vehicle to take lead behind Arifke patrol vehicle , as
soon as VIP car was trying to do this The Patrol Car from
Arikfe at this Crucial Moment when the convoy was
under attack and the road being blocked by only a
motorcycle at the side of the road and no people in
front of them suddenly stopped and thus blocked the
VIP car preventing it from going Forward. This was a
deliberate attempt to trap the VIP Designate’s vehicle
with no route for Escape.
12. Expecting the police personnel from the lead vehicle to get
down and remove the motorcycle the VIP car also slowed
But No Police Person got down from any of the lead
Vehicles. The protestors blocking the road started
running towards the VIP car with weapons with no
attempt made by any police personnel to stop them.
13. At this point the CISF Y Plus Security in the VIP Car made
decision to Get the VIP To Safe Zone and thus Instructed
Driver to Take U Turn of VIP Car.
14. While making U turn of car some more protestors on
motorcycles carrying sharp weapons and lathis
attacked the Car from behind also. Until this time also
the police bus had not reached behind to provide cover
and even when it reached nobody got down from the
15. When The VIP Car came under attack from all Sides Not
Even a single police personal was to be seen trying to
stop the Attack or help the VIP
16. Under Instructions from CISF Security the decisions to
Escape was taken rather than to Open Firing to not
cause further Incident and Thus VIP car Raced down
Road towards Harike.
17. Decision was taken to switch off all mobiles until reaching
safe zone, Due to available information of more people on
Ferozepur road and to not to cause further Incident in
Ferozepur city it was decided to return to Headquarters
18. Upon Reaching Moga the relevant Police authorities and
Central security headquarters were informed about the
attack and VIP's Safe Location
19. The Police failed to do anything whichever was expected
by them as per the advisory from the Ministry of Home
Affairs and the protocol for a VIP Designate. They neither
called for more police force, nor they cordoned the car of
the VIP applicant and nor they ever prevented the assault
by way of getting down from their vehicle. The Police was
rather appearing abetting and supporting the assaulters.
20. Rest the police in such VIP security case must have
videographed the occurrence. It is also incumbent upon the
police to find and identify the names of the assaulters by
due search and also through the CCTV recordings of the
locality and other sources available.
21. Thus it clearly comes out that the said 20-25 Police though
expected to escort the applicant was rather abetting the
antisocial elements and at a stage rather blocked the
passage of the applicant for vested motive and as per the
apparent directions of their Political masters and other
antisocial elements conspiring to unstable the law and
order of the state and the country. The Police and the
antisocial elements were rather instigating some action or
open firing from the weapon of the CISF personnel to later
use the same as a media issue and the disturb the
communal harmony of the state.
22. Rather as per information immediately thereafter, a huge
mob consisting of three hundred people gheraoed the
house of my host in Village Nihala Lavera for two hours
continuously with abusing them left and right with cast
related abuses for his Mazhabi Sikh status.
23. Many such incidents have already happened and there is
no serious and sincere action against the culprits. Thus the
Civil society is losing faith in the police force to maintain law
and order in the state.
24. If a Police force of over 20 people Including DSP Rank
Officers cannot prevent an attack by 8 to 10 persons on a
Designated VIP then the Civilian Population has no right to
expect protection from them.
25. This matter and the law and order situation in the state will
be raised at the highest levels and It is requested to take
immediate action as mentioned above by arresting the
assaulters, Identifying the co-conspirators within and
outside the police force who were instigating and providing
information to the protestors without fail and without any
further delay so that the faith of Police is restored and the
Police does not appear to be hand in glove with the anti
social elements. Hope you will do the needful immediately.
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