AAP leader held for encroachment

AAP leader held for encroachment

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Surinder Bhardwaj

Fatehgarh Sahib, May 3

The Sirhind police have arrested former district president of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Gurwinder Singh Dhillon, along with his son Jasanpreet Singh and nephew Taranpal Singh, for allegedly encroaching upon the Municipal Council land and constructing a house on it.

The case

Rajpinder Singh, Junior Engineer, Sirhind MC, said they received a complaint from councillor Gurpreet Singh Lalli that Taranpal, nephew of former district president of AAP Gurwinder Singh Dhillon, had encroached upon MC land in Ward No. 12 and was constructing a house on it.

The trio has also been accused of threatening and fighting with the SDM, Executive Officer of the Municipal Council Sirhind-Fatehgarh Sahib, and other officials who had gone to the site to stop the “illegal” construction.

The three have been booked under Sections 447, 511, 353, 186, 506 of the IPC, said the police.

SHO, Sirhind, GS Sikand said the FIR was registered on a complaint of Rajpinder Singh, Junior Engineer, Municipal Council Sirhind.

Rajpinder Singh in his complaint said they received a complaint from Councillor Gurpreet Singh Lalli that one Taranpal had encroached upon the MC land in ward No. 12 and was constructing a house on it.

The JE, along with other staff, went to the spot and found that construction was going on the MC land without any approval. The officials urged Taranpal to stop the construction but he did pay any heed to them and rather started threatening them, said the police.

Officials then called the Executive Officer to the spot but in the meantime Gurwinder Singh, along with son, also reached the spot and started misbehaving with the officials and stopped them from performing their duty, they added.

As the situation worsened, officials called SDM, Fatehgarh Sahib, Dr Sanjeev Kumar and he also reached the spot. However, the AAP leader, along with son and nephew, entered into a scuffle with the officials and threatened them of committing suicide.

The SHO said following the FIR, the AAP leader, along with his son and nephew, was arrested and would be produced in the court tomorrow.

AAP leaders of the district later went to meet Dhillon in the police station, but they refused to comment on the issue.  

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