Attack on PSPCL team: Panchayat union members protest arrest of SAD zila parishad member

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bathinda
  • Updated: Jun 22, 2015 19:35 IST

Members of the Punjab Panchayat Union staged a protest outside the district administrative complex (DAC) here on Monday demanding cancellation of the case registered against SAD zila parishad member Sukhmandar Singh for allegedly attacking a team of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) in Bhagi Wander village last month when the team had gone for checking power theft.

The members, who had gathered at Gurdwara Hazi Ratan Sahib, took out a protest march from the gurdwara to the DAC where they submitted a memorandum to a representative of the deputy commissioner.

Convener of the union Prem Singh Maulviwala said that they had decided to intensify the agitation and they, with residents of Bhagi Wander village, would block the Bhagi Wander-Bathinda road on Friday this week if the state government didn't withdraw the case against Sukhmandar Singh. Terming the case against Sukhmandar Singh a false one, he said that the union members might even resort to tendering mass resignations from their posts in panchayat bodies if the case against Sukhmandar Singh is not withdrawn.

Three people including Sukhmandar Singh, Raju Singh, son of SAD sarpanch of the village and one Bhola Singh were arrested in the case while fourth accused Ajit Singh was granted bail on medical grounds. All the accused have been booked on attempt to murder charges under Section 307 of IPC.

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