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TV channel owner targets partner,held for criminal intimidation

The police on Monday arrested Iqbal Singh,owner of a local TV channel,his father,brother and four friends in cases of trespassing,rioting,causing injuries and criminal intimidation.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh |
February 16, 2010 5:09:09 am

The police on Monday arrested Iqbal Singh,owner of a local TV channel,his father,brother and four friends in cases of trespassing,rioting,causing injuries and criminal intimidation. The police also slapped a case of attempt to suicide on Iqbal for allegedly banging his head against the police vehicle to deter policemen from discharging their duties.

The police said Iqbal has been facing several cases of cheating and other crimes in Punjab,Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh.

The police arrested his father Labh Singh,brother Gurpreet Singh along with four friends — Harjot Singh of Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh,Sahil Thapar of Patiala,Amit Kumar of Sector 42,Chandigarh,and Chander Sharma of Jalandhar.

The police said Iqbal had been running the TV channel in partnership with Kailash Rattan Dewan. Of late they had been suffering losses in the business and decided to end the partnership.

Dewan complained to the police that Iqbal broke the locks of the premises they had taken on rent in a showroom in Sector 22 and taken away the articles. He placed his own furniture in the premises without his consent. Later,Dewan raised objection and today they had a heated argument over the issue. Soon,Iqbal’s father,brother and friends also joined the brawl. When the police intervened,Iqbal reportedly hurled a brick on the policemen and manhandled with them.

Later,the police took them to Sector 17 police station,where Iqbal allegedly banged his head against the police vehicle shouting that he would kill himself as the police was doing injustice to him.

Gurmail Singh,the owner of the premises,also reported to the police that Iqbal had damaged his property today. Acting SHO of Sector 17 police station Gurjit Kaur said the police was verifying the antecedents of the accused and getting details about the cases registered against them.

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