Cong workers protest cops' failure to arrest ex-mayor

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: May 05, 2014 21:06 IST

Congress workers on Monday held a protest outside the office of police commissioner demanding the arrest of Shiromani Akali Dal leader and former mayor Suresh Sehgal.

The protesting workers, holding bangles in their hands, threatened to hold hunger strike if the police failed to arrest Sehgal before May 10.

They were led by party president (city) Rajinder Berry and district rural chief Jagbir Singh Brar. They alleged that the police were under pressure from the ruling dispensation not to arrest Sehgal.

The Congress has come to the support of its worker Reeta Sharma who was allegedly beaten up by the former city mayor on April 30 at a polling booth in Rastan Mohalla.

The leaders said mere registration of a case against Sehgal and two of his nephews was not sufficient. They said the party's legal cell would take the case in its hands.

They submitted a memorandum to deputy superintendent of police (DCP) Tulsi Ram who assured action in this connection.

A case under sections 323 (punishment for causing hurt voluntarily), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint) and 354 (assault or criminal force to outrage woman's modesty) was registered on Thursday against Sehgal and his nephews Bablu and Raghav at the police station-3 here.

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