FORMER PRESIDENT of the Federation of Sectors Welfare Associations Chandigarh (FOSWAC), P C Sanghi (82), a resident of Sector 21, filed an FIR against the current president of FOSWAC, Baljinder Singh Bittu, and four of his associates for allegedly thrashing and threatening him with dire consequences on Saturday. Sanghi suffered injuries in the forehead and both arms and the report of his medical examination is pending.
The other four associates of Bittu have been identified as Pardeep Chopra, Navdeep Kohali, Sandeep Bhalla and AS Bhatia. Meanwhile, Bittu and others denied all the allegations and maintained that Sanghi lodged a false complaint against them and they also demanded a fair probe from Chandigarh DGP Tajender Singh Luthra.
In his complaint to the police, Sanghi alleged that the incident took place when he had gone to the house of one of the conveners of Citizens Association Elections, Sector 21, and at the house, all the alleged persons thrashed him. Pardeep Chopra, one of those booked, said “Only heated arguments were exchanged between Sanghi and us and later they found that Sanghi had lodged a criminal complaint against all of them. We did not harm him. Ironically, Sanghi was using foul and abusive language against us while pressuring us to change the date of Citizen Association-21 election, which was scheduled to be held on November 5. When we refused to postpone the election, he started arguing.”
Inspector Ashwani Kumar, SHO of Sector 19 police station, said an FIR was registered based on the statement of Sanghi and the alleged suspects would be arrested after a thorough investigation.