MLA Khaira among 30 held for lockdown violation in Jalandhar
JALANDHAR: Bholath MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira and his 29 supporters were on Monday arrested for violating lockdown norms by holding a candle light march to seek ‘justice’ for slain kabaddi player Arvinder Pehalwan.
Police had reportedly not given permission to Khaira to carry out the protest rally. However, the legislator went ahead with his plans and reached Desh Bhagat Yaadgar hall in the evening.
He alleged that this was an attempt to gag the voice being raised against police brutality.
Deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Gurmeet Singh said a first information report (FIR) under Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant knowing that, by an order promulgated by a public servant lawfully empowered to promulgate such order) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Section 51 of the Disaster Management Act and Section 3(2) of the Epidemic Disease Act has been registered against the legislator and others who attended the march.