Sukhbir Singh Badal’s vehicle pelted with stones in Punjab’s Jalalabad, claims SAD

The incident occured when Badal was accompanying Akali candidates for filing of nomination papers for the February 14 civic polls.

The Shiromani Akali Dal Tuesday alleged that the vehicle of its chief Sukhbir Singh Badal was pelted with stones as party workers were attacked by Congress members in Punjab’s Jalalabad.

Although Badal escaped unhurt, the party workers said four other persons sustained injuries in the incident that took place at Jalalabad Tehsil complex.

The incident occured when Badal was accompanying Akali candidates for filing of nomination papers for the February 14 civic polls.

Elections are slated to be held in eight municipal corporations and 109 municipal councils and nagar panchayats in Punjab.

Jangveer Singh, the SAD leader’s media advisor, has claimed that Akali workers were attacked by the Congress workers led by the son of ruling party MLA Raminder Singh Awla.

“Congress goons stoned SAD president’s vehicle, fired and injured two Akali workers,” Jangveer Singh was quoted as saying by PTI.

He further claimed the police remained “mute-spectator” during the whole incident.

Another SAD leader Parambans Singh Romana has also accused the Congress workers of firing with their guns.

(With PTI inputs)

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