Miscreants allegedly attacked a BJP leader, Gurnam Singh Gama, at his residence in village Jandali on the night of June 25. The locals revealed that Gama was attacked with sharp edged weapons when he came out of the house on the call of the alleged assailants.
They said Gama who had sustained injuries had been admitted in a local hospital while the police on his complaint have registered a case under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 452 (house-trespass and assault) and 506 (criminal intimidation) against five persons.
Alleging that he was beaten up by the supporters of BJP leader, one of the persons in the rival group was also admitted in the hospital.
In protest,the angry residents held a blockade at Mata Rani Chowk late on June 25 night which was lifted after the police assured appropriate action against the culprits.
Over two dozen villagers led by BJP leaders Sandeep Sachdeva, Harish Sharma and an advocate Jasmer Chand met the assistant commissioner of police (ACP) Surinder Kaur today to demand the arrest of assailants.
Sachdeva claimed that the government had allotted four canal land for construction of a dispensary in the village but land mafia despite court orders constructed the shops on government land and Gama had opposed the encroachments.
In his complaint to the police, Gama has alleged that local residents Labh Singh, Sanjay Singh, Vicky and Sharwan Singh had attacked him because he was opposing their move to encroach government land and had taken up the matter with municipal corporation (MC) authorities.
Meanwhile, former MLA and BJP leader, Jasbir Mallur, has condemned the incident and has demanded an enquiry into alleged illegal construction on government land.