Jalandhar AAP MLA caught in scuffle with Punjab Police DCP

Published on Sep 22, 2022 01:12 PM IST

Ironically, the two were called to settle a property dispute between car dealers when the fight took place on Wednesday night

Aam Aadmi Party Jalandhar Central MLA Raman Arora(@ramanarora_jal)
Aam Aadmi Party Jalandhar Central MLA Raman Arora(@ramanarora_jal)

Aam Aadmi Party Jalandhar Central MLA Raman Arora and deputy commissioner of police Naresh Kumar Dogra ended up in a scuffle following an argument that broke out while they were trying to settle a dispute between car dealers on Wednesday night.

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Jalandhar police commissioner Gursharan Singh Sandhu said that no case has been registered so far though the matter is being investigated.

MLA Arora has lodged a complaint against DCP Dogra, demanding action against him.

According to police sources, there was a dispute between car dealers Harish Chawla and Jagmohan Chawla and DCP Neeraj Arora, the nephew of DCP Dogra, who owns the adjoining showroom at Shastri Market in Jalandhar city.

Raman Arora and DCP Dogra were trying to resolve the issue.

Neeraj Arora blamed Chawlas for parking their cars in front of his property that has been leased out to a bank. Later, he said, he got a grill installed in front of his property.

Harish Chawla said that he didn’t file any complaint against Neeraj Arora but MC officials themselves removed the grill. Chawla alleged that Neeraj called DCP Dogra, who threatened them of legal action when they called Raman Arora for help.

The situation turned tense when MLA Arora and DCP Dogra went to the office of a private publication, where they exchanged blows following an argument.

The supporters of MLA Arora also reached the spot. Three of them were injured and admitted to the civil hospital on Wednesday night. They alleged that they had been injured by DCP Dogra.

Senior police officials, including DCP (investigation) Jaskaran Singh Teja, rushed to the spot with heavy police force, while Jalandhar West AAP MLA Sheetal Angural also reached the spot in support of MLA Arora.

The police team, led by Teja, rescued DCP Dogra from the office of the private publication that was surrounded by AAP workers.

When contacted, DCP Dogra didn’t respond to calls.

MLA Arora, however, said that the DCP misbehaved with him and was shielding his nephew.

He said he would provide all evidence to the police commissioner against DCP Dogra.

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    A staff correspondent, based in Jalandhar covers Doaba Region of Punjab. Reports about Punjab Police, Enforcement Directorate, politics, corruption, legal, rural areas, socio-economic issues and technical education besides having specialisation in the investigative stories.

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