Sonepat (Haryana): A local court has issued
summons to National Commission for Scheduled Castes Chairman
Buta Singh in connection with a case filed by a woman alleging
Chief Judicial Magistrate Major Sharma directed Singh on
Thursday to appear before February 8 next year and seek bail
in the case filed by Krishna Devi of Rai village on September
Devi in her complaint against Singh, Vice Chairman of the
Commission N M Kamble and two members -- Satya Bahin and
Mahendra Boddh -- alleged that they ill-treated and abused her
publicly during their visit to the village on September 7,
Singh and others had visited Rai village to inquire in to
the complaint made by one Karmo Devi to the Commission
regarding alleged encroachment on a disputed piece of land.
The complainant alleged that Singh and other members of
the Commission asked her to close one of the doors of her
house that opened towards the disputed land.
When she informed them that the matter was sub-judice as
a Sonepat court had issued a stay order in her favour, the
Chairman and the members allegedly misbehaved with her and
hurled abuses openly, she stated in her complaint.