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Congress leader booked for assaulting LIP chief Simarjit Bains

The case was registered against the Congress leader for allegedly attacking Bains at the house of a businessman in Model Town on February 18

punjab Updated: Feb 20, 2018 19:55 IST
Press Trust of India, Ludhiana
Simarjit Singh Bains,Lok Insaf Party,Kanwaljit Singh Karwal
MLA Lok Insaaf Party Simarjit Singh Bains, leader of opposition and AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira along with other leaders addressing party workers during the protest against Congress party, in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

A local Congress leader and nine others were booked for allegedly assaulting Lok Insaf Party (LIP) chief and MLA Simarjit Singh Bains in Ludhiana, police said today.

A case was registered against Congress leader Kanwaljit Singh Karwal and nine of his associates under various sections of the IPC for allegedly attacking Bains at the house of a businessman in Model Town here on February 18.

Supporters of the LIP and its ally, the AAP, led by Bains and AAP MLA and leader of opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira, today gathered here to hold a protest march and gherao the office of Ludhiana police commissioner R N Dhoke alleging inaction, when deputy commissioner of police Ashwani Kapoor and other senior police officers reached the spot and informed them that a case was registered against the accused.

The case was registered after an inquiry by a senior police officer, the DCP said, adding that no arrest were made so far.

Meanwhile, while addressing the protesters, Khaira and Bains said they would not allow booth capturing, bullying of the political workers, misuse of government machinery and other undemocratic tactics by the Congress in the upcoming Ludhiana municipal corporation elections, slated to be held on February 24.

First Published: Feb 20, 2018 19:52 IST