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Akali sarpanch booked for opening fire in public

PTI  Faridkot (Punjab), December 11, 2012
First Published: 13:36 IST(11/12/2012) | Last Updated: 14:03 IST(11/12/2012)

An Akali village head has been booked for allegedly opening fire in a public place to threaten his opponent during cooperative society polls, police said on Tuesday.

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"Sarpanch Paramjit Singh of Jhotiwala had indulged in a physical duel with Jalour Singh on Sunday over an issue related to cooperative society elections," they said.

The sarpanch also fired in the air to threaten his opponent.

Acting on a complaint, the sarpanch was booked by police.

"No arrest has been made so far," police said.

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