Baldev Nagar resident Roshan Lal has accused the police of not taking any action over his complaint against Sudershan Sethi, owner of the shop from where Lal has been running a book-binding business for the last 38 years, due to political pressure.
Addressing mediapersons here on Saturday, he said Sethi had bought the shop from the previous owner, who had originally rented Lal the space, a few years ago.
"Even though he knows that I used to pay electricity bills and rent regularly, Sethi began trying to intimidate me into vacating the property. A few days earlier, he brought some men to the shop and started abusing and thrashing me. They locked the shop after keeping their own equipment inside," Lal alleged.
Lal alleged that even though he had complained to police division number 3 police, no action was taken due to pressure from local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including Amarjeet Singh Amri.
He demanded action against Sethi and BJP leaders for allegedly issuing life threats.
Denying the allegations, Amri said he had not issued any life threats to Lal.
Division number 3 station house officer (SHO) Jatinder Singh said police had asked both Sethi and Lal to present relevant documents, but neither responded.
"A daily diary report (DDR) was also registered," he said.
Sher-e-Punjab Electronics Market Association has sought intervention from the administration and demanded relief for Lal.