Former Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal, SAD Workers Booked for Thrashing Congress Worker in Muktsar

Former deputy chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief and few other party workers were booked on Wednesday for allegedly thrashing a Congress worker.

The incident took place at Killianwali village in Muktsar district of Punjab during Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti polls in the state.

The victim identified as Jatinderpal Singh, alleged that he was thrashed by a group of Akali workers led by Badal, his vehicle was also damaged and he received life threats, police said.

The complaint also said that Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers pelted stones at him and his associates.

A case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including section 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) was registered, the SSP said.

Meanwhile, former Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said a false case has been registered against him and his party workers.

On Wednesday, polling began at 8 am and concluded at 4 pm. The polling was done for 22 Zila Parishads (354 members) and 150 Panchayat Samitis (2,900 members).

The counting of votes will take place on September 22.

As per State Election Commission’s figures, Mansa topped in polling percentage (71), while Gurdaspur witnessed the least polling percentage of 47.