Ex-Akali councillor, 4 others booked for assaulting ex-BJP councillor, nephew
The city police have booked former Akali councillor Manjit Singh Titu and four of his supporters for allegedly assaulting former BJP councillor Kamal Sharma and his nephew on Friday night.punjab Updated: Mar 15, 2014 21:56 IST
The city police have booked former Akali councillor Manjit Singh Titu and four of his supporters for allegedly assaulting former BJP councillor Kamal Sharma and his nephew on Friday night.
A case under sections 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 452 (house trespass alter preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), 506 (criminal intimidation) and other sections of the IPC against them at the Bhargo Camp police station.
On Friday night, the supporters of Titu allegedly slapped Kamal and punched his nephew Rajesh Sharma on the issue of parking a car outside Sharma's office. Following this, Titu, along with his supporters, allegedly reached the site and confronted Sharma and his supporters.
On Saturday morning, the workers of the BJP and SAD held separate dharnas against the police and raised slogans against each other over the demand of registration of a case. The BJP workers staged a dharna outside Bhargo Camp police station demanding an FIR against the supporters of Titu.
Titu's supporters blocked Model House road for hours demanding action against Kamal's supporters; this led to inconvenience to commuters.
Senior leaders of both parties, including Gurcharan Singh Channi and Amarjeet Singh Amri, were reportedly trying to strike a compromise between Sharma and Titu till Saturday afternoon.
After the situation became tense, senior police officials reached the Bhargo Camp police station.
SHO Rashpal Singh said they had received an application from Titu's group for registration of a case against Sharma and after examining it they might also file a case against the Sharma group.
First Published: Mar 15, 2014 19:55 IST