Congress leader Inderjit Singh Zira surrenders before Chandigarh police

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Mar 27, 2015 20:35 IST

Congress leader Inderjit Singh Zira on Friday surrendered before Chandigarh police at Sector 3 police station in a attempt to murder case.

Reportedly upset over being denied permission to hold a protest against the land acquisition bill opposite the assembly building, Zira tried to breach the security of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on March 20, for which he was booked for attempt to murder at Sector 3 police station.

Zira, his driver and personal assistant clashed with Punjab Police commandos deputed with Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal’s cavalcade, as it was about to enter the assembly premises. Police said that Zira got his Innova (PB 11 AD 0014) in the way of the cavalcade forcing it to brake. On being asked to stop, his driver tried to flee, but the CM’s security managed to stop the car.

A scuffle ensured that led to the arrest of Zira’s PA, Akashdeep Singh, and the driver, Daljeet Singh. Zira, a former Akali minister, complained of chest pain and was since hospitalised at Government Multispecialty Hospital (GMSH) Sector-16.

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