An excise and taxation inspector was beaten up by some people at Abohar, a sub-division of Fazilka district, on Saturday.
According to information, excise and taxation officer Varun Nagpal and inspector Girdhari Lal, stopped a pickup vehicle of 'Sidana Goods Care' at a naka at Khuhian servor at Abohar.
The inspection of the vehicle led to an altercation between the driver and the excise officials. In the meantime, the driver called up more people and manhandled and thrashed Girdhari Lal before fleeing from the spot. Girdhari Lal was admitted to the local civil hospital.
It may be mentioned here that this was the sixth incident when an official was thrashed during the last two months. Earlier, two power employees, a medical officer and his son, besides a bank manager and an executive magistrate were manhandled at different places.