Some followers of Dera Sacha Sauda on Tuesday allegedly tried to attack a youth when he reportedly came the police station to produce himself for arrest in the case in which he was an accused for allegedly sending an objectionable picture of the Dera head on the mobile phone of a Dera follower through Whatsapp.
The police had registered a case on Monday under section 295 of the IPC against two people Ranjit Singh, a resident of Kotla Mehar Singh of Moga district and Deepak, a resident of Kotkapura, on the complaint of a follower of the Dera Raj Kumar, also a Kotkapura resident.
The police had already arrested Deepak on Monday while Ranjit Singh appeared at the police station on Tuesday. The complainant had alleged that the accused Ranjit Singh had sent him the objectionable photos of their Dera head on May 14.
A similar picture of the Dera head was also allegedly sent to another Dera follower Gurdas Singh from Jaitu town by the Kotkapura resident Deepak on his Whatsapp.
"About 30 to 40 Dera followers on Tuesday tried to attack the accused when he visited the police station, accompanied by the sarpanch of his village and his brother. The accused had to take shelter in the office of the deputy superintendent of police. The Dera followers also tried to damage the vehicle of the accused in which he had come to the police station," said a local present these.
The Dera followers allegedly smashed the wind shied of the vehicle. Baljit Singh, DSP Kotkapura, admitted that there were some arguments between them but it was not such a big issue. We are also taking action on the complaint of the accused as well. Nobody would be spared if found guilty," he said.