AAP MLA among 40 booked for blocking highway

AAP MLA among 40 booked for blocking highway

Sarabjit Kaur Manuke

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 18

The police have registered a case against an MLA of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) among 40 persons for blocking the National Highway in Jagraon.

Those booked have been identified as MLA Sarabjit Kaur Manuke, Sukhwinder Singh, Sukhvir Singh, Ram Saran, Santosh Rani, Balvir Singh, Gagandeep Kaur, Lovepreet Kaur, Jasvir Kaur, Jaswant Bhalla, Rama Nagar, Raj Singh, Vicky and 30 unknown persons.

The investigation officer, sub-inspector (SI) Gaganpreet Singh, said he was present at DAV College, Jagraon, where counting of votes for the Municipal Council election was going on.

When counting was almost complete, AAP MLA with party workers went to the National Highway and blocked the stretch, the SI added. Huge traffic jam was witnessed on the highway due to road blockade by AAP workers, the SI said. AAP workers were told to clear the highway, but they didn’t budge, the SI added.

AAP workers violated instructions of the Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner issued under Section 144, CrPc, and the Covid prevention guidelines, the SI said. So, they were booked by the police, the SI added.

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