P'kula councillor booked for thrashing family

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Panchkula
  • Updated: Dec 08, 2014 23:08 IST

The police on Monday booked an Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) councillor Vinod Kumar for beating up a family in Beed Ghaggar village on December 3 night.

As per the complaint, Kumar, along with his men, verbally abused Mohsi and Satto, beat them up, and broke furniture inside the house. The family left the village the same day.

Satto told the police that Kumar allegedly beat them up after a conflict between two groups in the village over burial of a pig. At the time of incident, her two sons were out for some work.

On Satto's complaint, police registered a case.

"We have booked Vinod Kumar and others for criminal intimidation, voluntarily causing hurt, house trespass, mischief causing damage, rioting and rioting while armed with deadly weapon. We are investigating the case. The injuries on couple have been confirmed," informed Inspector Arvind Kumar, station house officer (SHO) of Chandimandir police station.

Vinod Kumar is councillor of ward number 7, which comprises areas of Beed Ghaggar, Kharakmangoli, Gumthala and Chowki villages.

Earlier also, Bharatiya Janata Party councillor Ravi Kant Swami was booked under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and for criminal intimidation and assault or criminal force to deter public servant.

He had allegedly misbehaved with executive officer of the municipal corporation SK Chauhan. The sanitation workers had observed strike in this regard for number of days too.

The police have not been able to arrest him too. Swami's anticipatory bail had also been rejected.

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