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Day on, 23 booked for poll violence in Muktsar

A day after the poll violence in Muktsar, the police on Monday registered four cases and booked 23 persons.

On the statement given by one Sudhir Sharma, the Muktsar Sadar police have booked former Muktsar Municipal Council chief Harpal Singh Bedi and his son, one Harmanjit Singh and his son, Charanjit Singh Sakkanwali, Balwinder Singh and Nimma Rupana under Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 364 (kidnapping or abducting in order to murder), 511 (commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) of the IPC and 25 (carrying prohibited arms), 27 (illegal use of arms), 54 (possession of prohibited weapon) and 59 (bring/taking out of arms) of the Arms Act.

Sudhir and Congress candidate from ward No. 4 Yadwinder Singh Yadu had suffered multiple injuries in the attack on February 13 night. The accused are, however, yet to be arrested.

Similarly, the Muktsar City police have booked a SAD nominee, Tek Chand Batra, his two sons and another person for allegedly thrashing one Manpreet Singh of Bhullar Colony on February 13. A case under Sections 323, 324, 364, 148, 149 of the IPC and 25, 27, 54, 59 of the Arms Act has been registered against them. Tek Chand along with his son was arrested yesterday. The city police have also booked five persons, including SAD leader Ladi Batra and his son, for allegedly assaulting a Congress leader Karamjit Singh.

Meanwhile, the Muktsar City police have booked seven persons for allegedly creating nuisance on the Kotkapura Road here. A case under Sections 188 and 171 of the IPC has been registered against them. The accused were arrested and granted bail later. Notably, Congress leader-cum-former MLA Muktsar Karan Kaur Brar after the violence had raised questions on the functioning of the SSP and the district police.

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