Nawanshahr: SAD leader accuses Rahon cops of implicating party workers
Senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and party’s parliamentary affairs committee member Jathedar Kirpal Singh Khirnia on Tuesday accused the Nawanshahr police of falsely implicating six Akali workers in a theft and extortion case.punjab Updated: Jun 09, 2015 22:34 IST
Senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and party’s parliamentary affairs committee member Jathedar Kirpal Singh Khirnia on Tuesday accused the Nawanshahr police of falsely implicating six Akali workers in a theft and extortion case.
Khirnia alleged that the police have done injustice with the Akali workers and if they (police) fail to provide any relief, he will lodge a complaint with chief minister Parkash Singh Badal in this regard.
Khirnia claimed that they are serving the party for many decades and such type of discrimination will not be tolerated as “this is a false case”.
On June 6, the Rahon police had registered a case under sections 382 (theft after preparation made for causing death, hurt or restraint in order to committing theft), 384 (punishment for extortion), 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of Rs 50), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and other sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against former sarpanch Gurmukh Singh, block samiti member Mahinder Singh, Resham Singh, Daler Singh, Balwinder Singh and Joga Singh, all residents of Isshapur village in Ludhiana district and some unidentified persons.
In a complaint to the police, Mathura Dass, a resident of Muktsar, claimed that he was working as in-charge at government’s approved mining site at Mandala village of the district and some villagers were demanding `200 per truck or trolley packed with sand.
Dass said truck or tractor-trailer drivers refused to give money to them after which they stopped them from transporting sand. He alleged that some people reached the site on bikes and started damaging the trucks and tractor-trailers.
“They also beat him and other employees up and took away a bag containing Rs 65,000, a laptop, a printer,” Dass alleged, by adding that he and other employees saved their lives by running from the site.
Speaking to Hindustan Times, Macchiwara block samiti member and Akali worker Mahinder Singh claimed that the Rahon police falsely registered an FIR against him and his three nephews Resham Singh, Daler Singh and Jora Singh.
Singh said he owns 100-acre land in Ludhiana district and is involved in social service.
“We have talked to Vidhan Sabha speaker and Payal MLA Charanjit Singh Atwal and Jathedar Kirpal Singh Khirnia and demanded justice in this case as we are serving the party for many decades,” Mahinder Singh added.
When contacted, Charanjit Singh Atwal said the party workers had met him and he will raise the issue with the appropriate authority. Nawanshahr superintendent of police (SP-investigation) Gagan Ajit Singh said he inquired the case and action will be taken accordingly.