A day after a clash broke out between SAD and AAP workers at Malaut, no FIR has been lodged by the police till now.
Refuting Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann’s claims that SAD workers had attacked AAP members with sharp weapons, SSP Muktsar Gurpreet Singh Gill said, “The injuries suffered by two people were not from sharp weapons but from something blunt. Hence, it calls for a daily diary report (DDR) and no FIR has been lodged. We have not received any complaint from the other side side till now.”
Police have recorded the statements of the two injured AAP workers Sukhjinder and Gurvinder Singh and their MLR report has also been studied, said Gill. “Based on the statements and report, we concluded that the injuries were inflicted by blunt objects.”
“They disturbed our rally, and hence an FIR needs to be lodged against them. Every one has the right to speak. Even they speak about our leaders in their rallies. They should have the courage to listen as well. This shows that Punjab Police is working for Badals and not for the common man,” said Narinderpal Natti, AAP leader from Lambi.
Rozy Barkandy, president of Malwa Youth Akali Dal, when contacted, however, denied that persons involved in the clash were of his party. “Two groups clashed with each other. So I have no idea who all they were. But they were not of the Youth Akali Dal. Police is looking into the matter for further investigation,” Barkandy said.
AAP workers who had lifted their dharna from NH-10 on Saturday late evening after getting assurances from the police, said that they will wait till Monday for the police to take action and will take their next step as per instructions from the high command.
The party also named Nippi Aulakh, Malaut’s Youth Akali Dal president and Lovepreet Lappi, chief of Malaut’s Students Union of India (SOI) behind the whole episode.