Another RASCIST Assault in Bangalore: Family of Sikh Army Officer trashed, abused, called ‘Pakistani’
Bangalore: Neighbors of 70-year-old Colonel RS Uppal (retd), who hails from Punjab, is a resident of Himgiri Meadows in Bengaluru had been mounting pressure on him to sell the property and leave. The neighbors have allegedly assaulted the Colonel’s family members including his wife and two sons causing multiple fractures.
The retired Army officer now has sent a letter to the Akal Takht — one of the highest religious bodies for Sikhs — saying that not only were he and his children beaten up but even the police were refusing to take action against the accused. Uppal also complained of police apathy saying, we met several officials in police establishment in Bangalore but we haven’t been attended to. Uppal said, we have approached the Akal Takht to ensure that the culprits are booked immediately and we can live safely in Bengaluru.”
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh intervened and called up Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and asked him to take strict action against a group of people who were tormenting a retired Indian Army officer and his family in Bengaluru.
A spokesperson of Punjab CM told reporters on Wednesday about the case: “Uppal’s wife and two sons were assaulted, with his son Harmeet, an IT professional working in the US, left with multiple fractures.”
Uppal had detailed this assault in his letter to the Akal Takht thus: “He had to undergo a five-hour surgery and has six plates in his mouth. He was also hit in the chest, head, back and limbs. My younger son, Harpreet Uppal, suffered multiple blunt injuries on head, chest, face, back and limbs.”
The residents of Himgiri Meadows on Bannerghatta Road have been pressurizing the Colonel’s family to sell of his property and leave. Uppal had earlier complained to the police of threatening by his neighbors.
Despite the police complaint by Uppal, none from his neighborhood backed down, rather, the entire owners’ association of the gated community turned against him and resulting in cut to water supply to the Uppal’s home. Then, they allowed people with rods and other weapons to enter the gated community on May 13 and beat up the Uppals.
The retired colonel alleged that the miscreants threatened to break the legs of my mother ad outrage her modesty. He further said that he approached many officials in the police department in the city but they did nothing to safeguard us.”
The colonel has urged in his letter to the Akal Takht demanding the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, specifically sections 295A, 307 and 327 IPC to be made applicable so that the culprits do not escape. It has been reported later that after CM Siddaramaiah assured his Punjab counterpart of action, the family has been provided security.