Shiromani Akali Dal, SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal and some workers of his party were booked for allegedly thrashing a Congress worker at Killianwali village in Punjab’s Muktsar district during zila parishad and panchayat samiti polls.
According to Muktsar SSP Manjit Singh Dhesi, the congress worker, Jatinderpal Singh alleged that he was thrashed by a group of Akali workers led by Badal and he received life threats.
The complaint also said that Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers pelted stones at him and his associates. The SSP said a case under relevant sections of the IPC, including section 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) was registered.
However, the former Punjab deputy chief minister said a false case has been registered against him and his party workers.