Congress, SAD men clash, 9 hurt

Congress, SAD men clash, 9 hurt

Injured workers of the Congress and SAD at Ropar. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Ropar, February 14

Nine persons were injured when Congress and SAD workers accused each other of distributing cash and clashed in ward No. 1 here today.

A Congress supporter, Pravin Kumar, was injured seriously and rushed to the Civil Hospital. He was further referred to PGIMER, Chandigarh. SAD workers Acchar Singh, Mahipal, Sewak Singh, Sham Singh, Chhinder Kaur, Nathu Singh and Lakhvir Singh and Lekh Raj were also injured in the clash.

Around 2.30 pm, workers of both parties attacked each other with sharp-edged weapons. Following the clash, a stone pelting incident was also witnessed in the area. A heavy police force, led by DSP Talwinder Singh and local SHO Rajeev Kumar, reached the spot to bring the situation under control.

Injured Pravin Kumar accused SAD supporters of trying to influence voters by distributing cash among them. He alleged when he and other Congress supporters raised the objection, they were attacked with swords. SAD supporters also levelled similar allegations against Congress leaders.

Ropar SP (Headquarters) Ankur Gupta said the police has started investigation and all accused would be nabbed soon.

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