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Congress leader among three booked for molesting woman

Congress leader Amarjeet Singh Tikka has landed in trouble as a woman claiming to be his sister-in-law has accused him of assaulting and molesting her. Bhupinder Kaur of Bhai Himmat Singh Nagar has alleged that Tikka, along with his two relatives, also tore her clothes at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) on Sunday evening.

punjab Updated: May 13, 2013 19:02 IST
HT Correspondent

Congress leader Amarjeet Singh Tikka has landed in trouble as a woman claiming to be his sister-in-law has accused him of assaulting and molesting her.

Bhupinder Kaur of Bhai Himmat Singh Nagar has alleged that Tikka, along with his two relatives, also tore her clothes at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) on Sunday evening.

Bhupinder's husband Charanjit Singh Bindra has been undergoing treatment for brain haemorrhage at the hospital.

The local police have booked Tikka, his relative, Surinder Kaur of Court road and her son, Harpreet Singh, under sections 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), 294 (uses obscene or abusive language in public), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the IPC. The accused are at large.

Bhupinder told police that she married Charanjit Singh Bindra, younger brother of Tikka, around 14 years ago. They have two sons Kushaljit Singh (12) and Lovejeet Singh (7).

She said her husband's family objected to their marriage and never accepted her, so they started living in a separate accommodation.
On March 14, her husband suffered brain haemorrhage and had since been admitted to DMCH, Bhupinder added.

She alleged since then, whenever she went to the hospital to visit her husband, Tikka and his family members deterred her from meeting her husband, saying that she was not related to Bindra.

Consequently, Bhupinder moved court for DNA profiling of her husband and two sons in April, following which a health department team took samples of Bindra and her sons.

Bhupinder told the police that she suspected that there was foul play in collection of samples, as the health team forcibly sent her out of the room where her husband was admitted, while Tikka and others were present in the room.

She alleged that on Sunday evening, when she visited her husband, Tikka, Surinder and Harpreet started punching and kicking her, and also tore her clothes and molested her.

The victim alleged the accused also attacked her with a sharp-edged weapon, leaving her injured, besides slapping her sons. As she raised an alarm, the accused fled the scene after issuing her threats.

Meanwhile, Tikka refuted the allegations levelled by Bhupinder. He claimed that he was not even present in Bindra's ward when she visited him.

He instead alleged that it was Bhupinder who assaulted Surinder, who had filed a complaint in this context at Division Number 8 police station.
Tikka alleged that the police did not pay any heed to his pleas and registered a false FIR against him.

Inspector Ranjit Singh, SHO, Division Number 8 police station, said the case had been registered following the complaint filed by Bhupinder.

The police would arrest the accused after investigating the matter, he added.

Congress leader Amarjeet Singh Tikka has landed in trouble as a woman claiming to be his sister-in-law has accused him of assaulting and molesting her.