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Posted at: Mar 21, 2017, 1:42 AM; last updated: Mar 21, 2017, 1:42 AM (IST)

Congress ex-sarpanch, son hurt in attack; blame Akalis

Tribune News Service

Gidderbaha, March 20

A former sarpanch owing allegiance to the Congress and his son sustained head injuries today when SAD workers allegedly assaulted them in the State Bank of Patiala branch at Kotbhai village near here.

Babu Singh, a former sarpanch of Kotbhai village, is an aide of Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal.

Talking to mediapersons at the Civil Hospital, Babu Singh alleged, “I was withdrawing money when SAD activist Sucha Singh and two others, all residents of Kothe Jagdianwali village, hit me on the head with a rod. When my son tried to rescue me, they hit him too. The bank staff and customers ran out of the branch, even the accused fled from the spot.”

Local MLA and Indian Youth Congress (IYC) chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring said, “The SAD workers are frustrated after the defeat of their party’s candidate. Strict action will be taken against those found guilty.”

Meanwhile, the police have started an investigation. “Action will be taken as per law. We are awaiting the medico legal report (MLR),” said Rajpal Singh, DSP, Gidderbaha.

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