Will protest if cops fail to act: Cheema

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - PUNJAB - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

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 CASE

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.

SAMEER SE­H­GAL/HT

Leader of op­po­si­tion in Pun­jab As­sem­bly Harpal Singh Cheema dur­ing his visit to Guru Nanak Dev Hospi­tal in Am­rit­sar on Satur­day.

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