Alleging victimisation of Congress workers during and after the polling for the Lok Sabha elections by the goons of the Akali leaders, a deputation of Congress MLAs led by PPCC president Partap Singh Bajwa met Batala SSP Harjinder Singh Sandhu here on Monday.
Bajwa along with Dera Baba Nanak MLA Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Fatehgarh Churrian MLA Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa and Batala MLA Ashwani Sekhri told the SSP that on April 30, a group of Akali workers reportedly attacked a Congressman at Dult village when he denied to vote in favour of the ruling party candidate. The leaders alleged that even after passing of four days, the police were not able to arrest even a single person.
Similarly, at Lukmania village, the police were resisting to arrest the sitting Akali sarpanch, Harbhajan Singh, who along with his supporters fired at a Congress worker, Paramjeet Singh, to solve politically rivalry.
The Congress leaders alleged that under the pressure of the ruling party leaders, the police were registering fake cases against the Congressmen and at the same time, resisting to taking action against the ‘goons’ of the Akali leaders, who were openly assaulting the Congressmen.
Bajwa said the SSP had assured that all the people, who were booked for creating violence during and after the elections will be arrested soon.
The Congress president further said he had met Paramjeet, who was injured in a firing incident at Lukmania village and was undergoing treatment at Amritsar hospital, and was also going to meet Harbajan Singh, who was seriously assaulted by the Akalis at Dult village. Bajwa said he was going to meet all those Congressmen, who became the victim of the ‘highhandedness’ of the ruling party leaders.
He warned that if the police did not take appropriate action against the guilty, the Congress will initiate a statewide protest against the police administration.