Former sarpanch among 2 held in May 1 Khandsa assault case
The third suspect is recovering from an injury he sustained after the incident, and has not been declared medically fit for the police to record a statemenUpdated: May 04, 2019, 01:28 IST
Two days after a former sarpanch of Khandsa, his brother-in-law and their driver allegedly assaulted the husband and father-in-law of a woman police constable, the police on Friday said two of the suspects were arrested on Wednesday.
The third suspect is recovering from an injury he sustained after the incident, and has not been declared medically fit for the police to record a statement.
The arrested men were identified as Jaiveer, a sarpanch-turned-realtor, and his brother-in-law, Abhishek (32), who hails from Aligarh, UP. They were remanded to judicial custody.
According to the police, the complainant and Jaiveer were co-owners of a plot and had a dispute related to its expenses.
On May 1, the three suspects, allegedly carrying guns, went to the complainant’s house in Hari Nagar near Sector 10A and assaulted him and his family.
“Jaiveer, his brother-in-law, and the driver were inebriated when they came to my house. They threatened to kill me and abused my sister and mother. Jaiveer punched my wife and one of them hit my father with a brick,” the complainant said in the first information report.
However, after the alleged altercation, the suspects went to Jaiveer’s office in Khandsa where, while handling the guns, the driver, Sunny, and a woman attendant who works in their office, got injured, the police said.
The police added that Sunny was injured as well, and sustained a gunshot wound to his hand. Both are recovering in a city hospital and their medical condition is said to be stable.
On Wednesday, a case was registered against the three suspects under sections 294 (obscene acts), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code at Sector 37 police station.
Police said after the probe, sections 285 (negligent conduct) and 338 (act endangering life) of the IPC were added to the FIR.