The police on Thursday arrested independent MLA Simarjit Singh Bains from his house in Shimlapuri area in Ludhiana. The police officials, who were 100 in number, conducted a raid at the house of Bains and arrested him. Bains is MLA from Atam Nagar constituency.
The police arrested his elder brother and MLA from Ludhiana south constituency Balwinder Singh Bains on Wednesday when he was heading towards Chandigarh to gherao chief minister Parkash Singh Badal’s house against alleged failure of the government in controlling the situation over desecration of Shri Guru Granth Sahib.
The division number 7 police have booked Bains and his supporters under sections 186, 353, 332, 188 and 149 of IPC. According to police, the MLA was instigating people against government and when police stopped him he created hurdles in government duty and fled.