Murder accused BSP worker attacked; 7 booked

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: Oct 09, 2014 23:57 IST

A local BSP worker, who was booked in the Vicky murder case in August last year and is presently out on bail, was injured in attack allegedly by supporters of a ruling party leader.

The police have registered a case against seven persons on charges of attempt to murder.

The victim, Nathpal Dhilwan, is also an eyewitness in a murder case registered against Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) councilor Balbir Singh Bittu.

Nathpal, who suffered injuries on his eyes, head and arm, claimed that Narinder Kumar Kala and others attacked him with cricket and baseball bats. The incident, he alleged, took place when he was returning from the Rama Mandi police station after lodging a complaint against Kala in a brawl that occurred between his wife and the latter’s family on Wednesday night.

He said since he is an eyewitness in the murder case of his nephew Vijay against Bittu and hence the latter’s supporters Kala and others attacked him.

On the other hand, Bittu who is out on bail since May 28, said Nathpal is unnecessarily dragging his name in attack. He has nothing to do with Thursday’s incident, he claimed.

Rama Mandi police station SHO Bimal Kant said the police have registered a case against Kala, Sunny, Sabi, Rakesh, Kishna and two women under sections 307 (attempt to murder) and various sections of the IPC.

During the post-Vienna incident violence in2009, a Dalit mob had attacked the residence of Bittu at Dhilwan village. In retaliation, the SAD councillor opened fire with his licensed revolver, killing Vijay Kumar.

Although Bittu was booked for murder, but the police gave him a clean chit later on, saying he opened fire in self-defence.

Later, Nathpal filed a petition in the district court against the clean chit and on May 19 last year, a city court issued arrest warrant against Bittu for murder.

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