The district police nabbed four ‘bouncers’ on Saturday , who were allegedly hired by a local Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader of Kot Ise Khan town in Dharamkot assembly constituency.
Sources said the accused persons, who belonged to Jalandhar, were reportedly hired to capture the polling booths in an attempt to disturb the peace during polling.
As per the information, there were 10 bouncers in all, of which six managed to escape when the cops started questioning them on the suspicion that they were outsiders near a polling station at Grain Market Kot Isse Khan, police said.
Dharamkot has been considered as a vulnerable constituency. Many complaints pertaining to liquor and money distribution were reported from here. Senior Akali leader and Agriculture minister Tota Singh is contesting from the area.
Gurpreet Singh Toor, senior superintendent of police (SSP) Moga said the police are interrogating and will find out why accused were roaming in the area.
Meanwhile, a case has been registered under Sections 188 and 171C of the Indian Penal Code at Kot Isse Khan Police Station Moga.