Cong supporters accuse SAD workers of assault, opening fire
Though the panchayat elections passed without any violence in the district, the post-election celebrations have become violent.Updated: Jul 05, 2013 20:51 IST
Though the panchayat elections passed without any violence in the district, the post-election celebrations have become violent.
In such an incident, two supporters of a winning Congress sarpanch accused supporters of a Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate of assault and opening fire at him.
The victim, Ravinder Singh of Partap Singh Wala village, who is a Dalit, also accused police of inaction in registering case against the accused, and filed a complaint with deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Harsh Bansal.
Singh also approached Surinder Kalyan, state co-coordinator, National Commission for Scheduled Caste.
Singh alleged that he, along with other Congress supporters, were celebrating as their candidate, Paramjit Kaur, was elected sarpanch, on late Thursday night.
Meanwhile, some supporters of a SAD candidate struck at their houses in various vehicles. He alleged that the accused opened fire in the air, assaulted them and threatened the women present at their houses. He alleged that the accused opened at least six rounds of fire in the air.
He alleged that the accused also made derogatory comments against his caste.
Singh said they immediately sounded the Police Control Room number 100, but the police took one and a half hour to reach the spot.
The second complainant, Kishan Kumar Goyal, who contested election of panch, said the accused pelted his shop with stones.
Inspector Amarjit Singh, station house officer (SHO), Haibowal police station, said preliminary investigation had revealed that gunshots were fired.