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Parties compromise, HC allows quashing of FIRs

punjab Updated: May 25, 2013 01:19 IST
HT Correspondent
Golf Club Brawl

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday allowed quashing of two cross first-information reports (FIRs) registered at the Sector 26 police station after a brawl at the Chandigarh Golf Club (CGC) on February 16.

Amloh MLA Randeep Singh Nabha, renowned athlete Milkha Singh, former CGC captain Sukhjit Singh Lehal, former Punjab chief secretary RS Mann and Lt Col Vijay Singh Sandhu (retd) were involved in the brawl.

Appearing for Nabha on Friday, advocate Sukhdip Singh Brar confirmed to the court headed by justice Jitendra Chauhan that the matter had been compromised. He informed the court that both parties had also recorded their statements before the magistrate at the Chandigarh district courts regarding compromise and now none of them wanted to pursue the case.

Accepting the statement, the court allowed both petitions filed by Nabha, Lehal, Mann and Milkha Singh, and by Lt Col Sandhu (retd) for quashing of FIRs.

One of the FIRs was registered on Sandhu's complaint under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation), 34 (criminal act done by several persons with common intention) of the Indian Penal Code. Another FIR was filed by Nabha against Sandhu on February 16 under sections 323 and 506 of IPC.

The Case
On February 16 when Nabha, Milkha Singh, Lehal and Mann were playing in a group and entered into a confrontation with another group comprising Sandhu, lawyer Harmanjit Sethi and Ajay Kanwar.

As per police, both groups had heated arguments, after which Nabha and Sandhu allegedly attacked each other with clubs. Sandhu sustained injuries near his right eye, left hand and leg, while Nabha sustained injuries on his head, leg and back. Reportedly, four-five golf clubs used in the fight were broken. On February 17, CGC suspended Nabha, Lehal and Sandhu.