Akali councillor among 20 people arrest for attacking AAP men

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Activists of the Akali Dal allegedly attacked AAP volunteers and injured three of them late last night. The incident took place when the workers returned home after attending the party rally at Baghapurana.Gobind Singh and Balwinder Singh, both residents of Alamwala village, were injured. They were admitted to the district hospital here. Gobind Singh’s son Shankar also sustained minor injuries.The police have registered a case against Akali councillor Satnam Singh and his associates Bittu Singh, Chinda Singh, Manpreet Singh, Jagga Singh, all residents of Baghapurana, and 15 unidentified persons.Balwinder Singh told the police that the Akalis also fired shots in the air and damaged two vehicles parked outside their dairy. “They told us that they wanted to teach us a lesson for pasting Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s posters in the town,” he added.Kejriwal released the party’s manifesto for the farmers at a rally at Baghapurana yesterday. “The local Akali leaders are agitated over the huge gathering at AAP rally yesterday. They attacked the party volunteers in desperation,” alleged Sadhu Singh AAP MP from Faridkot, who visited the hospital to meet the injured workers. He demanded the immediate arrest of the accused.Former MP Jagmeet Singh Brar and former MLA Vijay Sathi, who recently joined hands with Kejriwal, also condemned the attack.

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