District Cong president on hunger strike

  • Ketan Gupta, Hindustan Times, Bathinda
  • Updated: Oct 14, 2014 22:27 IST

Bathinda Police once again foiled the plan of District Congress officials to protest against the alleged misbehaviour of the police with their president.

During the indefinite dharna, the party workers alleged the Bathinda police caned them and the district administration used unfair means to stop the protest march here on Tuesday.

The Congress workers have been protesting against the Bathinda police since October 10, and on October 14, the district Congress president, Mohan Lal Jhumba, had planned another protest march but it was foiled by the police.

"This time,I took permission from the deputy commissioner of city, but the police sealed all the roads and didn't let anybody reach the venue," said Jhumba.

"I'm on hunger strike unto death and anybody who wishes to support me is welcome," he said, adding, "My family members, brother and son were also picked up by the police but released after a few minutes when I told the DSP I would file an FIR against them."

The issue started on October 9 when the district Congress president alleged the SHO of canal police station, Gurpreet Singh, misbehaved with him when he went to the police station for someone else's case.

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