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Akali councillor booked for trespass on his BJP counterpart’s complaint

punjab Updated: Mar 21, 2014 10:21 IST
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The city police have booked Akali councillor jathedar Pritam Singh on the complaint of BJP councillor Joginder Singh Tony.

The case was registered after Tony’s brother Mohan Singh alleged that he had a dispute over 11 marlas of land in Mithu Basti area and had also won case in court.

A case has been registered under sections 447 (punishment for criminal trespass) 448 (punishment for house trespass) and other sections of the Indian Penal Code.

Tony and his brother alleged that on Wednesday night, Pritam Singh along with his supporters entered his property and threw out the belongings from a room constructed there.

After getting information, they reached the spot and found luggage missing and filed a complaint with Basti Bawa Khel police.

The supporters of Jathedar Pritam Singh staged a protest saying the police registered a false case against them.

He said he would continue to fight for the welfare of people of his area, adding that Tony and his brother were not aware of the exact measurement of their property. He said the land in question did not belong to Tony and his brother.

SHO Sukhjit Singh was unavailable for comment.

On March 14, the Bhargo camp police had booked former Akali councillor Manjit Singh Titu and four of his supporters for allegedly assaulting former BJP councillor Kamal Sharma and his nephew.

A case was registered against Kamal under sections 341, 506 and 3,4 of the SC/ST Act in the case.