BJP leaders seek Ravneet Bittu’s arrest

BJP leaders seek Ravneet Bittu’s arrest

Ravneet Singh Bittu

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, October 17

Members of the Jalandhar unit of the BJP on Saturday met the Commissioner of Police with the demand to book Ludhiana Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu alleging that his statements “threatened to disrupt peace” in the state. Those who met the Commissioner of Police, Jalandhar, were BJP leaders Manoranjan Kalia, KD Bhandari, Mohinder Bhagat, former mayor Sunil Jyoti, Manoj Sharma, Sunny Sachar and others. They submitted a memorandum addressed to the SSP, Jalandhar.

The leaders demanded the registration of an FIR against Ravneet Bittu and others as well as his immediate arrest.

BJP state president Ashwani Sharma’s car was attacked at the toll plaza at Tanda on October 12, in which the windows of his car had been smashed. An FIR under Sections 341, 427, 148, 149 and 120-B of the IPC and Section 8-B of the National Highway Act, 1956, had been lodged in the case.

In a statement on October 14, Bittu claimed the responsibility for the attack and stated that he would rather prefer himself to be blamed than farmers. Talking to The Tribune, former MLA KD Bhandari said, “His statement is provocative as he takes full responsibility for the attack. So far, windows have been smashed but tomorrow something worse might happen. He should immediately be arrested.”

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