Days after farmers booed him at Kotha Gura in Bathinda the place he had gone for mobilising help for the SAD’s Sadbhavna rally, Punjab Minister Sikandar Singh Maluka was at present allegedly slapped by a center-aged villager throughout a public perform at Hamirgarh village within the district.
Maluka, who holds Rural Improvement and Panchayat portfolio, was on his method to the dais when the villager, recognized as Jarnail Singh, received up from the viewers and allegedly blocked the minister’s path after which slapped him.
Repeated makes an attempt to contact Maluka and his son Gurpreet Singh proved futile. “The minister’s turban fell off, nevertheless it was instantly positioned on his head by his supporters, who then dragged and beat up the attacker,” stated BKU (Ekta-Ugraha) block president Sukhdev Singh. He stated it was the minister’s fourth go to to the village to encourage the folks to take part within the SAD’s rally in Bathinda on November 23.
Sukhdev mentioned although he was not current on the spot, he was knowledgeable in regards to the incident by BKU members. The accused additionally allegedly tried to seize the minister’s turban however he was overpowered by Akali supporters. “We’ve introduced full assist for Jarnail Singh, who dared to ruffle the feathers of the Punjab Authorities via his daring act,” the BKU chief stated.
He stated it was a symbolic protest to attract the eye of the Punjab Authorities in the direction of the anger of the farmers (dealing with agrarian disaster) and the Sikh neighborhood (battling sacrilege).
Maluka is learnt to have addressed the gathering in a huff after which proceeded to his native village-Maluka-the place he addressed one other operate.
Bathinda Senior Superintendent of Police Swapan Sharma stated, “It was solely a small push by an individual who’s mentally unstable.”
He mentioned the villagers tried to rescue the attacker however he was taken into police custody and admitted to a authorities hospital.