Brawl be­tween Pak­istani, In­dian traders re­solved

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LUD­HI­ANA: A brawl be­tween a few Pak­istani and lo­cal traders on Satur­day night was am­i­ca­bly re­solved by po­lice of­fi­cials and or­gan­is­ers of the Indo-pak­istan ex­hi­bi­tion here.

On the ba­sis of a com­plaint by Pak­istani traders, the po­lice had booked Narinder Saini, Happy and an uniden­ti­fied youth un­der Sec­tions 382 (snatch­ing), 323 (as­sault) and 341 (con­fine­ment).

“The spat was un­for­tu­nate, but now the mat­ter has been sorted out,” said as­sis­tant com- A QUAR­REL TOOK PLACE WHEN SOME PAK­ISTA­NIS AL­LEGEDLY THREW A STONE AT A BARK­ING DOG WHICH BE­LONGED TO FLOWER TRADERS mis­sioner of po­lice Gur­preet Kaur Pure­wal.

One of the ac­cused, Saini, a flower trader, said, “The quar­rel started when a group of Pak­ista­nis pass­ing by a shop near Ja­graon bridge threw a stone at a dog bark­ing at them. The dog be­longs to flower traders whose shops are nearby. We ob­jected to the Pak­ista­nis’ ac­tion. This re­sulted in an ar­gu­ment and ended in a brawl.”

“Peo­ple gath­ered at the spot and po­lice caught me and Happy,” Saini said.

How­ever, he de­nied a snatch­ing at­tempt as al­leged in the FIR.

Dalip Sharma, re­gional di­rec­tor of PHD Cham­ber of Com­merce and or­gan­iser of the ex­hi­bi­tion, said, “These in­ci­dents should not be re­peated. We ap­pre­ci­ate the ac­tion of the po­lice and the way they han­dled the is­sue.”

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