Akali leader's nephew assaults cop

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 08:26 hrs

The nephew of an Akali Dal leader has assaulted a policeman who stopped his car, said reports on Monday.

The incident comes days after a police officer was shot dead in Amritsar by a youth Akali leader for trying to save his daughter from molesters.

In the latest incident, which took place in Gurdaspur, when traffic police head constable Gurnam Singh stopped the car while clearing a traffic jam, the Akali leader´s nephew alighted from the car and attacked him. He also tore the policeman´s uniform.

According to reports, police have booked Inderpal Singh, nephew of Akali leader Paramjit Singh Laddi under Section 186 for obstructing a public servant from discharging his duties, Section 332 for voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from discharging his duty and Section 353 for assault or criminal force against a public servant.

Four of his accomplices are absconding.

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