Man injured in Jalandhar clash with Badal bus staff

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: Mar 26, 2016 09:05 IST

A person sustained head injuries in a clash between staff members of two transport companies owned by Akalis at PAP Chowk in Jalandhar on Friday.

Dilbagh Singh, conductor of Baba Budha Sahib Bus Service –owned by senior Akali leader Nirmal Singh Kahlon — was injured when the staff of Dabwali Bus Transport, belonging to the ruling Badal family, allegedly hurled bricks at him.

An argument of ferrying of passengers triggered the clash.

The Dabwali bus staff also allegedly manhandled a journalist who later filed a complaint against them at Navi Baradari police station.

Dilbagh and bus driver Kulwinder alleged that employees of Dabwali bus transport argued with them over bus timetable.

The journalist, who was standing near the spot, started recording the scuffle. The journalist was later roughed up by members of the Dabwali bus company crew, who also threatened him of dire consequences.

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