A day after five youths from SAS Nagar were booked for a brawl on the Sector 10-11 road over parking space, two of them, including the son of a Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader, were remanded to two days' police custody.
Three of the accused - Abhinav Dutt, Jeetinder Singh and Jaswinder Singh - got bail, but Harmanjot Singh, son of the SAD's SAS Nagar (urban) unit senior-vice-president Baljeet Singh Khumbra, and his associate Rana Karanjit Singh were sent in police custody for two days on Sunday. Rana's father is an engineer with the Punjab irrigation department.
Abhinav and Harmanjot were part of separate groups when the clash broke out on Saturday. Gurnam Singh, from Abhinav's group, had received injuries on his left hand and is still admitted at the Advanced Trauma Center of the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER). Also, parents of all youngsters were summoned to the Sector-3 police station.
Abhinav had first complained that Harmanjot and Rana Karamjit attacked him and his friends with sharp-edged weapons and attempted to murder him. A case was registered of wrongful restraint and attempt to was thus registered.
In a counter-complaint, Harmanjot alleged that Gurnam, Abhinav and their friends had thrashed him. The police registered a case of assault.
Kumbhra now insists that his son Harmanjot was falsely implicated. "It was the other group which attacked Harmanjot first and also brandished swords. Harmanjot tried to save himself and was booked for attempt to murder, while the other group was booked only for causing hurt," he contended.