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2 hurt in clash at Moga court complex; six booked

Six accused on Saturday used lethal weapons in the court of judicial magistrate Ist Class, injuring three people and managed to escape before police came on the spot.

punjab Updated: Apr 06, 2013 21:29 IST
HT Correspondent/UNI
HT Correspondent/UNI

Six men on Saturday allegedly used sharp-edged weapons on the premises of the court of Judicial Magistrate Ist Class here, injuring two people.

The police have booked the accused under various sections of the IPC for wrongful confinement, threatening, causing hurt and dishonouring the persons, on the complaint of one Jagsir Singh, son of accused Sukhdev Singh Mangewala.

Mangewala, an Akali leader, allegedly attacked his son and his supporters who had reached the court complex for appearing in a case.

The attackers allegedly threw stones on the other group and used sharp-edged weapons. The police reached the spot and rounded up an attacker. Many people entered the court room to save their lives. The injured were rushed to hospital.

DSP city Gurdeep Singh said the incident took place when Mangewala and son Jagsir, both with their supporters, entered the court for the hearing of a case against each other.

The DSP said Jagsir has been fighting cases against his father for property and attempt to murder for the past 10 years.

In his complaint to the police, Jagsir said, “While he was standing at the entrance of the court, his father along with Jagsir's brothers Iqbal Singh and Jasvir Singh and their supporters started attacking him with bricks and stones.”

According to the police, one Gurbachan Singh and his son Nachhatar Singh, ex-sarpanch of the village, were also present there. Gurbachan got seriously injured in stone-pelting. He reportedly has an old enmity with Mangewala.

The DSP said, “We have registered a case under sections 341, 323 and 355 against six people -- Mangewala, his sons Iqbal Singh and Jasvir Singh and three of their supporters. However, five of them are at large except one Jodh Khan who has been arrested. We hope to nab the culprits soon.”

First Published: Apr 06, 2013 17:08 IST