Factionalism between district Congress came to the fore once again when two youth Congress factions entered into a clash resulting to stone pelting and gunshots on Monday.
The groups led by Atam Nagar Block Youth Congress president Gurjeet Singh Seenh and vice-president Sahil alias Pappal Kapoor entered into scuffle at Vishwakarma Colony last night. The rivalry between Seenh and Kapoor is going on since Youth Congress polls last year, when Seenh managed to win the president’s post.
After the incident, Model Town police registered a case of attempt to murder against Sahil and his 40 accomplices. All of them are at large.
In his complaint, Seenh alleged that Sahil thrashed his nephew at Sarabha Nagar market on Monday evening. Later, Sahil and his 40 accomplices turned up near his house. They pelted stones and bottles at my house and also opened fire.
While Seenh is supported by Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) secretary Kulwant Sidhu, and Sahil is backed by Atam Nagar constituency incharge Parvinder Lapran. Both Lapran and Sidhu are aspirants for party ticket from Atam Nagar constituency for assembly elections.
Seenh said, “All this is being done at the behest of Parvinder Lapran. He is envious of us because we are supported by Captain Amarinder Singh. Lapran is using Akali Dal workers against me.
Meanwhile, Lapran said after Captain named him as incharge of Atam Nagar constituency on July 7, Sidhu started adopting these tactics to take revenge.
“This FIR against Pappal and others has been registered at the behest of Kulwant Sidhu. The police did not even visit the spot and recovered no shells. None of them have been injured and attempt to murder FIR has been registered without checking any facts,” Lapran said. We will meet commissioner of police requesting an inquiry into the case.
When contacted, deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Dhruman Nimbale said, “A case has been registered against Sahil alias Papal Kapoor, Harry Pandit, Khushwant Narang, Pankaj Gogna, Vicky Sheera, Sukhdeev Sehra, Atul Thakur, and 33 unidentified men. A manhunt has been launched.”