Simarjit Singh Bains, YAD district president booked

FIR against 50 supporters

Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 17

Taking cognisance of cross-complaints filed by Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) president and Atam Nagar MLA Simarjit Singh Bains and Youth Akali Dal (YAD) district president Gurdeep Singh Gosha over a clash between their supporters on Sunday, the police have registered a case against the two leaders besides 50 others, including nine by name.

They have been charged under Sections 188 (disobedience to order), 269 (negligent act), 160 (committing affray) and 294 (obscene acts) of the IPC and 51B (refuse to comply with government directions) of the Disaster Management Act.

In the FIR lodged at the Police Division No. 6 here, those booked include Bains’ son Ajaipreet Singh, former Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwadia’s son Amanjot Singh, LIP councillor Arjun Singh Cheema, Amrik Singh, Sikander Singh Pannu, Swarn Singh, Harjot Singh, Mandeep Singh and Prabhjit Singh Pandher.

They said the key suspects would be interrogated to ascertain the identities of the others involved. Video clips and photographs posted on the social media by Bains and Gosha as well as CCTV footage of the clash site were being examined to identify the suspects.

Meanwhile, senior SAD leaders, including former minister Mahesinder Singh Grewal, today met Commissioner of Police Rakesh Agrawal and demanded stern action against Bains and his supporters. He said such acts of hooliganism by an elected representative (MLA) of the people deserved to be condemned.


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