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Congress sarpanch ‘beaten up’ by Akalis in Barnala; 3 booked

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Barnala, June 14, 2014
First Published: 10:46 IST(14/6/2014) | Last Updated: 10:48 IST(14/6/2014)

A Congress sarpanch, who had on Wednesday alleged that he was beaten up by three Akali leaders and Rs. 1 lakh was snatched from him, succeeded in getting an FIR registered after two days on Friday.

Gursewak Singh, sarpanch of the Nainewal village, had alleged that three local Akali leaders Jagsir Singh, Gagandeep Singh and Gurdit Singh, had hit him with their car when he was riding a motorcycle.

He said the three, after beating him up with a baseball bat, snatched Rs. 1 lakh from him that he had withdrawn from a bank for distributing pension of the disabled and the elderly.

The sarpanch said that they also snatched his mobile phone and took away his turban with them.

Gursewak alleged that he was denied treatment when he approached civil hospitals at Bhadaur and Tapa.

Then he was admitted in Barnala civil hospital only when he and his relatives insisted.

Gursewak alleged that the Akali leaders had beaten him up to settle scores after their defeat in the elections held for the post of the sarpanch.

Karamjit Kaur, wife of Gursewak Singh, said, “The doctors are pressurising us to shift and have treatment from Bhadaur civil hospital.”

Senior medical officer (SMO) Dr Jasvir Singh Aulakh said, “We are giving proper treatment to Gursewak Singh. Soon after arrival of the patient in hospital, we had intimated the matter to police authorities on Wednesday only.”

Superintendent of police (headquarters) Navjot Singh Mahal said, “Soon after getting information of the case today, we immediately proceeded in the matter and necessary action will be taken according to the law.”

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