Brawl between Pakistani, Indian traders resolved
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.”