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Drunk man attacks hockey legend Pargat Singh over parking, breaks finger

The accused’s car was blocking the way out of a parking lot. Pargat Singh was allegedly assaulted when he asked the man to let him pass.

punjab Updated: Apr 07, 2016 11:29 IST
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Shiromani Akali Dal MLA and former Indian hockey captain Pargat Singh was assaulted in the inner market of Sector 9, Chandigarh.(HT File Photo)

An intoxicated man allegedly assaulted former Indian hockey skipper Pargat Singh after a quarrel over parking in Chandigarh’s Sector 9 area recently.

Pargat, who is also the sitting Akali Dal MLA from Jalandhar Cantonment, had to be hospitalised after his finger was fractured in the incident – which occurred on Tuesday night.

Police said Kamaljeet Singh, a 26-year-old resident of Sector 22, was arrested and later released on bail. His vehicle, a Toyota Innova, has been impounded.

Pargat told HT that the accused had parked his car in the middle of a road leading out of a parking lot. “When I told him to give way, so I could drive out of the parking lot, he (Kamaljeet) didn’t budge. He was drunk. When I approached him, he attacked me,” he said.

The MLA said he called police personnel stationed at the market, following which the accused was taken to the police station. A written complaint was submitted to the police, he added.

Deputy superintendent of police (central) Satish Kumar said a medical examination has confirmed that Kamaljeet was drunk. A case has been registered against him under sections 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 294 (obscene acts or words in public) of the Indian Penal Code.

First Published: Apr 06, 2016 21:57 IST