ASI assaulted; suspended for being drunk on duty
An assistant sub-inspector was allegedly assaulted on Saturday night by the SAD candidate along with his supporters after the police official argued with some Akali workers over some issue.punjab Updated: May 19, 2013 22:26 IST
An assistant sub-inspector was allegedly assaulted on Saturday night by the SAD candidate along with his supporters after the police official argued with some Akali workers over some issue.
According to information, SAD candidate Amrik Singh from Fatehpur block Samiti zone allegedly thrashed ASI Dalel Singh around a polling booth at Fatehpur village.
District Youth Congress president Gurpreet Singh Vicky said, “ASI Dalel Singh was thrashed and beaten up by supporters of SAD after he prevented them from entering and standing near the booth. Akali workers captured polling booths at Heerokalan, Bakhsiwala and other villages but no action has been taken against them.”
Mansa DSP Sulakhan Singh, however, denied booth capturing in Heerokalan and said, “Nothing of that sort happened and only a voter was asked to bring some ID proof.”
Superintendent of police (headquarters) Rajeshwar Singh Sidhu said, “Medical examination of ASI Dalel Singh was done and he was suspended after the reports confirmed he was drunk on duty on Saturday. The Akali candidate had complained that ASI had misbehaved with him and other supporters. Further investigations are on.”
72% polling in Mansa
An overall 72% polling was recorded in Mansa district that includes five blocks. In Mansa block turnout was 70.13%, Jhunir 68%, Sardulgarh 71.3%, Bhikhi 73.46% and Budhlada 77.61%.