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Nine arrested for assault on Fazilka MLA’s PA

Nine persons were arrested and 30 booked for assaulting Baldev Singh alias Sukha, vice-chairman, Block Samiti, Fazilka, and Harbans Singh, personal assistant to Fazilka MLA Davinder Singh Ghubaya, yesterday.

The accused were identified as Jagdish Singh, Abnash Singh, Dalip Singh, Bagicha Singh, Hazara Singh, residents of Muhar Khiva village; Balwant Singh, Baaz Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Pritam Singh, Sukhjinder Singh, Satnam Singh, residents of Nawan Hasta, Mansa; Niranjan Singh of Hasta Kalan village, Subeg Singh of Salemshah village and 16-17 unidentified persons. They were booked under Sections 307, 323, 379-B, 148 and 149 of the Indian Penal Code.

Baldev alleged that he was assaulted by protesters who had blocked the way to the BDPO’s office regarding their demand relating to MGNREGA issues. When he asked them to clear the way to facilitate the visitors, they allegedly attacked him. SHO, City Police, Fazilka, Bachan Singh said nine persons had been arrested and they were produced before the court of Judicial Magistrate, Fazilka, today who remanded them in police custody for one day. 

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