Even as Amritsar police have failed to arrest the suspended Youth Akali leader Navdeep Singh Goldy for alleged manhandling and pointing gun at senior deputy mayor Avtar Singh Truckanwala, the former has announced to appear before the media on Sunday.
In an invite to the media, Goldy said he will address a press conference at 5pm at MK Hotel in Ranjit Avenue in Amritsar on Sunday.
Booked by the Civil Lines police under Sections 295-A (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings), 332 (Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 353 (assault), 34 (criminal act done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and Sections 7, 25 and 29 of the Arms Act, Goldy has gone underground, at least for the police.
He may be arrested on Sunday if he turns up to address the media.
On August 4 when deputy commissioner Varun Roojam was holding a meeting, Goldy allegedly slapped the senior deputy mayor and also tossed his turban.
Goldy had rubbished the allegations, saying he was framed as some people in the Shiromani Akali Dal were jealous of him.
LOCAL LEADERS WANT HIS EXPULSION
The local SAD leaders, including city chief Gurpartap Singh Tikka, has demanded the expulsion of Goldy from the party.
Akali councillors and other leaders met at the Bachat Bhawan and pressed for Goldy’s arrest. They also passed a resolution, which, they said, will be sent to party chief and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal.