Will protest if cops fail to act: Cheema
AMRITSAR: Leader of opposition in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha Harpal Singh Cheema Saturday met the two Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers who had been allegedly assaulted by Congress workers few days back.
“If police fail to take action against the accused persons, we will stage a protest in Tarn Taran,” said Cheema. the leader of opposition visited Guru Nanak Dev Hospital where the victims— Yadwinder Singh and Gurjit Singh are undergoing treatment.the duo sustained injuries when they were attacked on Thursday with sharp-edged weapons. Cheema along with other party leaders enquired about their health and promised to provide every possible help.
“In its 10-year regime, the SAD leaders committed atrocities against their political opponents and now, they have been replaced by Congress who are committing excesses against the AAP, which is the main opposition party in Punjab,” said Cheema.
“Attacking AAP workers in daylight is goon-ism and will not be tolerated at any cost,” said Cheema while speaking to mediapersons.talking on resignation by AAP MLA HS Phoolka, he said this is a sentimental matter. “Phoolka connects with the sacrilege issues emotionally. He could not tolerate the inaction against the culprits.” He said that the party will also chalk out decisive stir if the Congress government will not take action.
The victims Yadwinder Singh aka MP Rataul and his brother Gurjit Singh had accused the Congress workers of assault in Rataul village, 10km from district headquarters on Thursday.
AAP’S Majha zone in-charge Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal had visited the hospital and inquired about the AAP volunteers’ health. Dhaliwal had said, “Few Congress workers of Rataul village trespassed Yadwinder’s house and attacked him and his brother with sharp-edged weapons on Wednesday night with an intention to kill them.”
He had said that as Yadwinder wanted to contest in the upcoming elections, the Congress workers had been keeping a grudge against him.
Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Tarn Taran Darshan Singh Mann had asked the deputy superintendent of police (Dsp-city) Satnam Singh to probe the matter thoroughly and take strict action against the guilty.
Leader of opposition in Punjab Assembly Harpal Singh Cheema during his visit to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar on Saturday.