Cop basher expelled 6 months ago: SAD

Last Updated: Wed, Dec 26, 2012 12:56 hrs

Punjab's Deputy Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said the party had expelled its youth leader Maninder Pal Singh, who was accused of beating a senior police officer at a restaurant in Ludhiana district, six months ago.

"You blame Akalis for everything. The accused was expelled six months ago," Badal told media.

Assistant Inspector General of Police (Counter Intelligence) S S Mand was thrashed by several men led by Singh on Monday.

According to reports, Mand along with his wife and three other couples visited the restaurant to attend a Christmas-eve party.

One non-resident Indian (NRI) Paramjit Singh Passi, who visited the restaurant along with Mand, entered into an argument with a staffer.

Mand intervened in the matter after a scuffle broke out between Passi and others staff members of the restaurant owned by Singh.

Mand fractured his right leg and was admitted to a hospital as several men led by Singh thrashed him.

Earlier this month, the Punjab Police had arrested SAD leader Ranjit Singh Rana for allegedly gunning down an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Ravinder Pal Singh as he protested against the politician and others for harassing his daughter.

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