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Posted at: Oct 22, 2015, 7:53 PM; last updated: Oct 22, 2015, 7:53 PM (IST)

Independent MLA Simarjit Singh Bains arrested

Independent MLA Simarjit Singh Bains arrested
MLA Simarjit Singh Bains being arrested by the police after his protest against the sand mafia near Kadian village on April 17, 2015. — Tribune file photo

Ludhiana, October 22

Independent MLA from Ludhiana Simarjit Singh Bains was on Thursday arrested from his residence in Kot Mangal Singh area here, a day after a case was registered against him for allegedly hurting and obstructing policemen from discharging their duty.

Station House Officer (SHO) Sumit Sood said Bains would be produced in a local court tomorrow.

The Police Commissioner of Ludhiana, Pramraj Singh Umranangal, said Bains escaped from the the police at Vardhman Chowk here on Wednesday while on his way to Chandigarh to ‘gherao’ the residence of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

As per the FIR registered against Bains, while escaping from the police custody, he had created “obstructions in the line of duty of public servant after breaking ‘nakas’”.

It was also alleged that the MLA misbehaved and roughed up policemen deployed on the duty at the Chandigarh road, the police said.

He had also made provocative speeches, the police added. — PTI


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