Communist Party of India (CPM) district secretary Pargat Singh Jamarai is among the 10 people booked for beating a Dalbir Singh, 56, of Deep Avenue locality here.
The victim is reportedly a nephew of Khadoor Sahib MP Ranjit Singh Brahmpura. In his complaint Dalbir alleged that at around 10pm on April 8, when he was out for a walk near the SSP’s office, Jamraj and others attacked him. “I was passing by the SSP office, where Jamarai and other CPM activists were staging a dharna. They pounced at me saying I belong to Brahmpura’s family,” he stated in his complaint.
He alleged Gopi, Bhag Singh of Tur village and several others thrashed him with weapons. He said he got his leg fractured, besides sustaining other injuries.
The accused have been booked for voluntarily causing grievous hurt and other sections of the Indian Penal Code.
Members of Left bodies had staged a three-day protest outside the SSP office against “false” cases being registered against people who don’t follow the ideology of the ruling party.
Jamarai said it was another false case against him and other activists. “How the attack was possible in the presence of police personnel? It is a deep-rooted conspiracy against us as we expose the excesses of the police,” he said.