The city police have booked chairman of Punjab NRI Sabha Jasbir Singh Shergill, his nephew Jagbir Singh Shergill,, their driver and four other unidentified persons on the charges of criminal trespassing, damaging the property and rioting at a mall here on Saturday.
The Shergill family was reportedly having some dispute regarding measurement of land with owners of Curo High Street Mall situated on the 66-ft road in the urban estate. The Shergills had sold the land to mall owners in 2006 and the matter has been sub judice.
Kamal Soni, the manager of the mall, told HT that Shergill was putting all sorts of pressure on them to take the suit back and had been threatening them also.
"We have moved several complaints to the police against the high-headedness of Shergill. We were undertaking construction of mall in our area today and had even informed the police about that. At around 11.30am, Shergill came along with his nephew, driver and other persons and started abusing us. All of them started pelting bricks on the labourers working at the construction site," he said.
During his stay of nearly 10minutes at the campus, Shergill and others accompanying him attacked them brutally with bricks, he said adding that, "we have videographed the whole incident as for our safer side, we were doing construction under video coverage at that time," he added.
In the attack, the driver of JCB machine Balwinder Singh, manager Kamal Soni, RK Sharma and some of the labourers were injured.
"After viewing the act on the video and the filing of a complaint by Curo Mall officials, we have booked Jasvir Singh Shergill, Jagbir Singh, a driver and four unidentified persons under sections 447(criminal trespassing), 427 (damaging the property), 323(voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation), 148 (rioting) and 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code," assistant commissioner of police (Model Town) Manpreet Singh said adding that, "No arrest had, however, been made so far."