Beaten up on election day, AAP worker referred to PGI

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Patiala
  • Updated: May 10, 2014 12:51 IST

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) worker Shamsher Singh, who was allegedly beaten up by SAD workers on April 30, was referred to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh on Friday, for advance treatment by the government Rajindra hospital.

Though his condition is stable but he has received multiple serious injuries on his right eye and other parts of the face and body.

His brother Kartar Singh, who has skull fracture, is already undergoing treatment at the PGIMER, Chandigarh

SAD workers allegedly thrashed AAP workers and attacked them with bricks and other sharp-edged weapons on election day over some issue at Jalalabad village near Devigarh in this parliamentary constituency.

Besides Kartar and Shamsher, their brother Gurmeet Singh also received minor injuries in the attack.

The police have registered a case against 11 Akali worker under section 452 (rioting and unlawful assembly) and 323 (punishment for causing injuries voluntarily), 506 (criminal intimidation), 148 (whoever is guilty of rioting) and 149 (common intention) of IPC act, but no stern action has been taken so far.

Kartar’s son Ramesh Kumar alleged that the police was shielding the accused under political pressure and had not added relevant sections in the FIR despite serious and multiple injuries received by them.

“The accused persons enjoy political patronage in the case and have been roaming freely but the police have adopted very casual approach and are reluctant to arrest the accused Akali worker,” he alleged.

AAP delegation meets DIG
A deputation of APP led by party candidate from this parliamentary constituency Dr Dharamavira Gandhi met deputy inspector-general of police (Patiala range) Shiv Kumar Sharma in this connection.

The deputation stressed the need to take immediate action against the culprits who had mercilessly beaten up party workers. The DIG assured the deputation that he would take action within 24 hours.

The deputation told the senior police official that any slackness on the part of police in the matter would lead to party workers staging massive protests.

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