The Bathinda police have booked Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) vice-president (Malwa zone) Gurpreet Singh Kangar for allegedly indulging in violence during the July 3 panchayat elections.
A case has been registered at Dialpura police station against Kangar and his 10 associates under sections 452, 323, 427, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC and the Arms Act for assault and sabotage during polling at Kangar village, the Congress leader's native place.
A clash had taken place between Akali and Congress workers at Kangar village in Rampura Phul constituency on July 3. Gurmeet Singh and Sadhu Singh were injured and admitted to the civil hospital at Bhagta.
Both told the police that Kangar, former MLA from Rampura Phul, and his supporters attacked them.
Gurmeet alleged that he was chased by Kangar and his supporters and also threatened at gunpoint. He also alleged that Kangar targeted a booth outside the polling centre and ransacked poll material.
The police have booked Kangar, former sarpanch Swaranjit Singh Kaka, Charanjit Singh, Sadhu Singh Nambardar, Manpreet Singh, Sadhu Singh, Darshan Singh and Kuldip Singh, all residents of Kangar village, and Rajwinder Singh of Bhai Rupa village.
Two-time MLA Kangar had lost to Akali leader Sikander Singh Maluka in the 2012 assembly elections.