Mansa police have booked a SAD sarpanch Surat Singh along with his son and brother for attacking a CPI (ML) leader in Mansa on Thursday morning.
Mazdoor Mukti Morcha Punjab chief Bhagwant Samao was attacked by the sarpanch and his accomplices when he was holding a meeting with the MGNREGA workers at Borawal village.
“I was discussing some issues with the labourers, the sarpanch accompanied with his son and brother came and started arguing with me. They asked us with whose permission I have got into the village to meet these villagers,” said Samao who was admitted to civil hospital in the morning after being attacked by sharp weapon.
CPI (ML) senior leader Sukhdarshan Natt has criticised the brutal action of the sarpanch and has threatened to conduct a rally in Borawal village on Friday. “They didn’t care or even considered that female labourers were there and they were attacked upon.”
He claimed that the sarpanch and his son were irked over the issue that during morning working hours, the MGNREGA labourers were being held up for a meeting.
“Bhagwant Samao and his party has been holding rallies for the last 15 days demanding residential plots for the labourers. His meeting with the MGNREGA labourers in Borawal village irked the sarpanch as they thought he (Samao) was instigating the labourers to rebel against them,” the police said.
The police have booked Surat Singh (sarpanch), Gurpreet Singh (sarpanch’s son) and Tara Singh (sarpanch’s brother) under sections 323, 506, 148/149 of the IPC and section 3/4 of SC/ST act. The accused were reported to be absconding.
for the last couple of months Mazdoor Mukti morcha leader Bhagwant samao was holding a protest in Mansa where details of labourers were being collected as they were demanding residential plots as promised by the state government during 2012 assembly elections.
on thursday Samao had visited Borawal village to meet the MGNREGA labourers to collect their personal details during which he was attacked upon by the sarpanch, his son and his younger brother.