Over 1000 protest FIR against Cong leader
Student’s death in Jmu hospital
Jammu, Aug 5: Hundreds of Congress workers on Saturday staged a protest here on Saturday against police registering an FIR against the Congress leader Surinder Singh Shingari.
A few days back, Shingari and family members of a class 12th student Sukhbir Singh, who died due to the alleged negligence of the doctors at Government Medical College Hospital here, had gheraoed the office the GMCH Principal demanding strict action against the doctors responsible for the alleged negligence.
“I had raised the genuine issue and I did nothing wrong. We want the Government should order an independent inquiry to bring out the factual position and if somebody found guilty, he or she should be punished. We are also not against the doctors and there is no harm in conducting an impartial inquiry to bring justice to aggrieved family,” Shingari told reporters here.
Protestors, who assembled near GMCH, took out a “peace march” opposing the registration of case against the Congress leader. After passing through various markets, they dispersed off peacefully at Bakshi Nagar.
The protestors blamed the administration for yielding to pressure tactics of “erring” doctors who were allegedly responsible for Sukhbir’s death on July 30.
Family members and relatives of Sukhbir had charged the doctors on duty with negligence that led to his death. He (Sukhbir) was stabbed by two students at Shastri Nagar on July 30.
Pertinently, the administration had ordered a magisterial probe into the incident and had directed the Additional Deputy Commissioner Jammu to submit the report within 15 days.
Junior doctors and medical interns, however, had struck work at GMCH Jammu and its allied hospitals for two days, demanding withdrawal of magisterial inquiry and registration of an FIR against Congress leader allegedly for inciting protestors and threatening doctors. They called off their stir after administration agreed to register an FIR against the Congress leader on August 4.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 6 Aug 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 6 Aug 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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