Attack on AAP MLA Yadav’s lawyer: Nabha police still groping in dark

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Nabha
  • Updated: Aug 04, 2016 16:48 IST
The vandalised chamber of Gian Singh Mungo in Nabha. (HT File Photo)

The police have so far failed to get any clues about the miscreants who vandalised the chamber of advocate Gian Singh Mungo , president of the Nabha Bar Association, on Monday night.

Mungo is on the panel of lawyers of AAP Delhi MLA Naresh Yadav in the Quran sacrilege case.

Mungo’s junior Sukhdeep Singh, who reached the chamber on Tuesday morning, said there were broken glass pieces and blood stains on the floor and wall of the chamber. The door was locked from outside and the window was intact. A mobile phone was also found in the chamber, he said. Even 36 hours after the incident, the police have failed to make any breakthrough in the case.

Deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Manpreet Singh said the investigations were on and the media will be informed when there was any breakthrough.

The police had called forensic experts who collected finger prints, samples from blood stains and the broken pieces of glass.

The police did not disclose anything about the watchman who was found in an inebriated condition on Tuesday morning.

Mungo said that the silence of the police on the matter was raising suspicion about some conspiracy behind the attack. “I have been the president of the Nabha Bar Association for the past 15 years and such an incident has never taken place in the court premises,” he added.

The police had registered a case against unidentified person(s) under Section 457 and 427 of IPC.

Mungo, former additional advocate general, was earlier associated with the Shiromani Akali Dal and had switched to AAP recently. “On August 1, I had not come to the office since I had gone to the Malerkotla court in connection with the sacrilege case against the AAP MLA and the incident happened the same night,” he said.


Meanwhile, the Patiala District Bar Association observed strike in the courts on Wednesday. Association president Bhupinder singh Virk said, “The lack of security in court premises is a great concern and it is unfortunate that the police could get any breakthrough in the case so far.”

He said lawyers, who are the protectors of the human rights, were not safe in the state and feeling insecure.

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