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.