Criminal case registered against former Punjab Minister


A local court today registered a criminal case against a former Punjab minister, a police officer and 26 others after admitting a complaint of People’s Party of Punjab General Secretary Yadwinder Singh Butter alleging attack on him and his supporters three years ago.

Butter in his complaint before a Magistrate had alleged that former Minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan and followers attacked him and his supporters at a rally at Kahnuwan on February 23, 2008, which he had organised to mobilise party workers for proposed Shiromani Akali Dal meeting at Delhi.

In 2008, Butter was a SAD member.

In the complaint through his counsel Rajiv Bhatia, Butter alleged that Sekhwan and supporters aided and abetted by the then Gurdaspur SSP Lok Nath Angra, hatched a conspiracy to kill him.

He further alleged that Sekhwan’s supporters fired shots at the rally to kill him and he had to take shelter in the four walls of the neighbouring building near the rally venue.

The court of Amandeep Kaur Chauhan, Judicial Magistrate, Gurdaspur registered a criminal case under various sections of the IPC and relevant sections of the Arms Act against all accused including Sekhwan and Angra, who is presently a DIG.

The next date of hearing has been fixed for November 20. (PTI)


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