Punjab

Mohali women ‘beat up’ councillor for not providing ration

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TPE Correspondent

Mohali, April 16

Police booked two women on Thursday for allegedly assaulting and threatening a councillor for “showing a biased approach” in distributing ration to them. The women have been identified as Raj Kumari and Saroj, residents of Phase 11.

Councillor Jasvir Singh, also a resident of Phase 11, in his complaint, alleged {that a} group of women gathered outside his house around 6 pm when he was at home.

He revealed that the women complained that some people were distributing ration at Bawa White House in Phase 11. They said they could not get the ration and were told to get an authorisation letter from the councillor and then only they would be given the ration. Singh said he told the women that the matter was not in his knowledge.

He said he gave them his phone number saying when the people would again distribute the ration they should get him connected to them. After this he went inside his house, he added.

Singh alleged that the 2 women followed him into the house. He alleged that Raj Kumari caught his right arm while Saroj slapped him. He said after this he ran towards one of many rooms in his house and locked himself in fearing the women could level false allegations against him.

He said, meanwhile, the opposite members of his household arrived there and the 2 women left the home. Singh stated the women, whereas fleeing threatened him that if they did not get the ration they might retaliate. He said the women were thinking that he was intentionally not providing them the ration and added that he feared threat to his life.

A case against the 2 women under Sections 323, 452, 506, 34, 188, 269 and 270 of the IPC has been registered at the Phase 11 police station.

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