Jalandhar: Congress on Saturday said the High
Court`s order for a CBI inquiry into the custodial death of
Roor Singh, an acccused in fake currency racket, proved that
the state police was "puppet" in the hands of those in power.
"This decision of the court has proved that the state
police doesn`t work for the common man. It is like a puppet in
the hands of those in power," Punjab Cogress MLA Sukhpal Singh
The decision to get a CBI inquiry done by the Punjab and
Harayana High Court`s in the case shows that it doesn`t trust
the state police for the investigation, he said.
Police had taken more than a year to investigate into
the case and then submitted a "wrong report", he said, adding
the common man had lost confidence in the government.
Roor Singh of Nurpur Jattan village was arrested by
police in connection with a fake currency case and had died in
Dhilwan police station in Kapurthala district allegedly due to
poisoning during his detention in September 2009.
The court yesterday observed that police personnel on
duty had not given a truthful and acceptable version and
handed over the inquiry to the CBI.