Dera Baba Nanak MLA Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa of the Congress on Monday alleged that ruling party supporters were attacking workers of his party in his assembly constituency and police were acting a mute spectator under the influence of former minister Sucha Singh Langah.
Randhawa Speaking to Hindustan Times on phone from Dera Baba Nanak, the Congress leader said that Nijjar village sarpanch Bittu was seriously injured by three Akali supporters with sharp-edged weapons in Kalanaur on Sunday.He said that Bittu was rushed to Amandeep Hospital in Amritsar where he was operated upon for about four hours to treat his injuries on a foot.
Randhawa accused the police of trying to shied the assailants and claimed that police had not registered an FIR despite requests.SSP Sukhwant Singh Gill maintained that he had sent a police officer to record the statement of Bittu and assured of prompt action.
Randhawa also said that police had also not taken action after an attack on one Navdeep Singh of Pakeenwan village, the Congress candidate from Mirkachana panchayat samiti zone who was attacked in Kalanaur on Friday.
The Congress MLA accused police of pressurising Navdeep to arrive at a compromise with his assailants and accept money from them for repair of his car damaged in the attack.Randhawa also claimed that Congress workers were attacked by the ruling SAD's supporters in other parts of Dera Baba Nanak segment too, but they preferred to keep silent as police were not listening to their pleas.