Action has so far been taken in 272 of the 346 complaints allowed so far by the Justice (Retd.) Mehtab Singh Gill Commission investigating the false cases registered under the previous regime.
This was disclosed here by Justice (Retd.) Gill after submitting the 10th interim report to Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh here on Tuesday evening.
Giving details of the action taken, Gill said FIRs had been filed in the courts in 162 cases, while compliance of orders had been reported in 38. In another 33 cases, proceedings had been initiated under section 182 IPC, and action had been taken against erring police officials in 10 cases. Compensation had so far been awarded in 29 cases, as per feedback received from the Nodal Officers.
The Chief Minister has issued strict directives to the police and other concerned departments to move expeditiously to take action as suggested by the Commission.
Bathinda district had reported 47 cases of action taken by police for cancellation of FIRs, followed by 17 from Moga district, 16 from Amritsar, 13 from Ludhiana, 12 from Tarn Taran and 11 each from Faridkot and Ferozepur, according to data received from the various districts. Ludhiana had maximum number of four cases of action taken against errant police officials, while Amritsar, Bhatinda, Faridkot, Ferozpur, Fazilka, and Mansa had one such case each.
The 10th interim report dealt with 229 cases, of which 11 were allowed by the Commission.