Cong councillor among 5 booked for attacking cops
Ludhiana police have booked Congress councillor from ward number 39, Sanjay Talwar, and four others for allegedly attacking a police party and for betting on IPL matches.punjab Updated: May 12, 2012 22:02 IST
Ludhiana police have booked Congress councillor from ward number 39, Sanjay Talwar, and four others for allegedly attacking a police party and for betting on IPL matches.
The other four accused booked by division number 6 police include Ashok Kumar alias Ashoka, Bobby, Monu and Linga.
The four accused, residents of Ram Nagar, Shingar Cinema road, allegedly attacked the police party headed by inspector Maninder Bedi, SHO of police division number 3, as a police team raided to nab them for alleged cricket betting.
According to Bedi, following a tip-off, the police party raided houses of Ashok Kumar and Bobby. As the police reached the spot, the accused informed Talwar, who came to the spot and allegedly instigated them to confront the police party. The accused allegedly manhandled head constable Tarlochan Singh and stopped him from performing his duties. Residents of the area allegedly gheraoed the police personnel too.
"Bobby, who is personal assistant of Talwar, has been allegedly running the betting business and has duped the general public through cricket betting," Bedi alleged.
Earlier, former president of the district youth congress Komal Khanna was booked on murder charge for allegedly setting a youth ablaze.
According to area resident Kewal Krishan, his son Chetan, 20, was standing in the street along with other area residents on Friday night when police arrived. Chetan reportedly asked them to take another route since the street had been paved recently and could be damaged by police vehicles. However, police allegedly nabbed Chetan and made him sit in their vehicle forcibly.
Krishan said when he went out to rescue his son, the police allegedly misbehaved with him and area residents.
Inspector Bedi denied the allegations levelled by the area residents and the councillor.
Opposing the police action, councillor Sanjay Talwar said he was surprised to hear that the police have booked him in a case. According to Talwar, the police had come to raid a house on a tip-off.
During the raid, the police personnel entered into a scuffle with the general public. He reached the spot when people called him. He claimed that he intervened in the matter to stop people from attacking the police. He said he met the area ACP on Saturday, but no one told him about the registration of the case against him.
He alleged that the police personnel misbehaved and manhandled women of the area too.