Two groups clashed at the district courts premises in Moga on Saturday,resulting in stone pelting and tossing of turbans.
The problem started when SAD leader Sukhdev Singh,who had fought Assembly elections from Baghapurana,his son Jagsir Singh and their supporters entered the court for a hearing. The court was hearing a case filed by Jagsir Singh against his father both residents of Mangewala village regarding a property dispute.
In his statement to the police,Jagsir has alleged that while he was standing at entrance of court,his father,along with his brothers Iqbal Singh and Jasvir Singh and their supporters,attacked him with bricks and stones.
The former sarpanch of Mangewala village,Nachhatar Singh and his father Gurbachan Singh were also present at the court. Gurbachan Singh sustained serious injures in the attack. According to sources,for several years now,Gurbachan has been involved in disputes with Sukhdev Singh over various issues.
Sources added that a police havaldar and a supporter of Sukhdev Singh were also injured in the attack.
DSP (City) Gurdip Singh,who visited the spot,said: We have registered a case against six persons,including Sukhdev Singh,his sons Iqbal and Jasvir and three of their supporters. However,all five are absconding. Only one of the accused,Jodh Khan,has been arrested. Raids are on to arrest the rest.
Asked about reports that the police have recovered cash and weapons from a Scorpio outside the court,the DSP said: We were suspicious of the car and its passenger,but nothing concrete was found.