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Amarinder storms into police station to protest case on Cong worker in Bathinda

punjab Updated: Aug 08, 2016 20:57 IST
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Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh addressing the gathering at a ‘Halke Vich Captain’ programme in Jassi Bagwali village in Bathinda on Monday.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT Photo)

Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh left his interaction with the public midway on Monday to protest at a police station in Bathinda district after an elderly Congress worker alleged that he had been booked in a false case at the behest of local ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leaders.

Amarinder arrived at the police station in Sangat Mandi town of Bathinda district and warned the police officials against implicating Congress workers in false cases. “In a strong and powerful message to the party workers that he stood by them, Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh stormed into the local police station to protest against the registration of a false case against one of the party workers, Baldev Singh, who broke down while narrating his story during the ‘Halke vich Captain’ programme,” a spokesman said.

“Respect the uniform you are wearing and ensure that you resort to no injustice at the behest of the Akalis, whose days are numbered now,” Amarinder told the police officials present there.

Congress worker Baldev Singh crying at Captain Amarinder’s programme in Bathinda on Monday.. (Sanjeev Kumar/HT Photo)

Baldev Singh broke down while narrating the story of the “persecution” and “false case” registered against him at the behest of the Akali leaders after a scuffle between two groups of people in November 2015.

Amarinder said that he continued to receive complaints from party workers across Punjab that they were being implicated in false cases by police at the behest of Akali leaders. “There are 125 complaints related to false cases having been registered in Sangat Mandi police station only. People are being harassed just because they were Congress workers and supporters,” he claimed.