SIT formed to probe Kangana slap issue

Wednesday 12th June 2024 08:32 EDT

A three-member special investigation team has been formed in connection with the incident in which BJP MP-elect Kangana Ranaut was allegedly slapped by a CISF woman constable at Chandigarh airport, a senior police officer said.
Meanwhile, several farmer outfits took out a march in Mohali in support of CISF woman constable Kulwinder Kaur. Farmer leaders demanded that a fair investigation should be conducted into the matter while asserting that there should not be any injustice with the woman constable.

Earlier, constable Kulwinder was charged with "voluntarily causing hurt" and "wrongful restraint" in an FIR registered by Mohali Police for her alleged act of confronting and slapping Ranaut at Chandigarh airport.
Kulwinder, whom CISF arrested and suspended soon after Kangana complained against her, received support from various individuals and organisations. Police said they were scanning footage from CCTV cameras at the terminal to verify the allegations against her.
CISF DIG Vinay Kajla was quoted as saying Kulwinder was "apologetic" about her "emotional outburst" - she allegedly confronted Kangana over her remarks about women's participation in the farm agitation - but there was no official word from the force on this. Sources said CISF would take action based on the outcome of the departmental inquiry against the constable.

Meanwhile, popular music composer and singer Vishal Dadlani has now reacted to the slap incident and said that he wants to ‘ensure a job’ for the CISF lady if any action is taken against her. Vishal shared a video report and wrote in the caption, “I do not ever support violence, but I absolutely understand the need of this @official_cisf personnel's anger. If any action is taken against her by the CISF, I will ensure that she has a job waiting for her should she choose to accept it. Jai Hind. Jai Jawaan. Jai Kisaan.”

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