purse-snatched, police started interrogating them rather than helping
Los Angles, March, 16, 2007
- Mr. Jaswant Brar, brother of sitting MLA from Surrey-Panorama
Ridge in British Columbia in Canada, reports that two scooter-borne
youth snatched his wife's purse containing more than Rs 25,000
in cash, two driving licences, two credit cards, a mobile phone
- Mr. Brar's complaint:
- Police said they would look out for the snatchers. After
pressure, then the police registered a case
- When their passport found- police said they would get their
passport back through court only
- When complaint about the slow procedure, SP said police
acted in a timely manner in the case.
Mr Brar was planning to invest in the field of education in the
state of Punjab and his daughter was planning to pursue her studies
Jagrup Brar, MLA told ENS over phone that he would speak to the
Consulate General of India in Canada and the Punjab NRI Affairs
Our senior representative is also working with Jagrup Brar's for
POLICE'S ANSWER IS NOT ACCEPABLE TO NRIs:
SP (HQ) A.S. Romana when contacted, denied having put the NRI
couple to any harassment. “I have done my duty as per rules
and regulations,” he maintained. Bathinda SSP L.K. Yadav said
the police acted in a timely manner in the case.
- NRI, Rajinder Singh from LA said, it is unfortunate for Punjab
for future investment in Punjab when we get answers like this.
- NRI, Mr. Devinder Singh from Vancouver said, one side that
they want our investment and other side smart IPS and IAS keep
their jobs to follow rule and regulation of 1948. They don't care
even ministers. The Minister, maximum can order to their transfer.
The whole game is in the hand of IPS and IAS officers to attract
NRI's investment in India
- NRI, Surinder Pabla from Toronto said, "These kind of responses,
it is buring us and sending negative message to our second generation
for future investment. Look that, how Mr. Brar's daughter changed
her attitude after this tragedy. She changed her planning to come
back immeditely and insist to cancel her trip to even Amritsar.
If actions are not taken, results will be a big loss to Punjab."
NOW QUESTION IS: IS IT NRI LIE ?
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NRI robbed by neighbour
Homeland tastes bitter to NRI family
Express News Service
Bathinda, March 15:
Victims of a purse-snatching incident, an NRI couple from Canada
- Jaswant Brar and Baljit Kaur Brar - today alleged they were put
to inconvenience by the police rather than getting any help in the
case. Narrating their woes to The Indian Express today, Jaswant
Brar, brother of sitting MLA from Surrey-Panorama Ridge in British
Columbia in Canada, said he was exploring opportunities to invest
in the field of education in the state, but is having second thoughts
Jaspal Kaur, his 19-year-old daughter, who came to India along
with her parents and was planning to pursue her studies in Punjab,
also wants to go back at the earliest. “She is in shock after
the incident. She neither wants to go to Amritsar nor to Patiala.
She only wants to go back and has not come out of the house since
the incident,” said Baljit Kaur. She alleged that two scooter-borne
youth snatched her purse containing more than Rs 25,000 in cash,
two driving licences, two credit cards, a mobile phone and Dollars.
“We tried to chase the snatchers, but in vain. When the police
were called, they started interrogating us rather than helping us.
It was after quite an effort that a case was registered,”
Baljit said, adding, “Initially, the officer on duty tried
to avoid us by saying that the police would look out for the snatchers.
It was only after the gathered people started building pressure
on him that he registered a case.”
Baljit’s passport, on which she is scheduled to fly back
on March 29, was recovered from the bonnet of a car by one of their
neighbours on Ajit Road, where the incident took place. “We
picked up the passport, which was a little wet,” Baljit said.
However, she said when they told the police about the passport,
SP (HQ) A.S. Romana asked them to submit it with the police. “The
SP said we would get our passport back through court and only when
the thieves are arrested,” Baljit said. With March 29 not
too far, Baljit fears her passport, which is with her, may be taken
by the police.
Romana, when contacted, denied having put the NRI couple to any
harassment. “I have done my duty as per rules and regulations,”
he maintained. Bathinda SSP L.K. Yadav said the police acted in
a timely manner in the case. He said the complainants can come to
him for all other grievances, if they have any.
Meanwhile, Jaswant Brar’s brother Jagrup Brar told ENS over
phone that he would speak to the Consulate General of India in Canada
and the Punjab NRI Affairs Minister, who is none other than Punjab
CM Parkash Singh Badal. “This is very unfortunate and sends
a wrong signal in the minds of NRIs about the functioning of the
local police,” Jagrup said. Source: http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=226903