A group of masked men attacked Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) activist Rajwinder Singh Panniwala, who is the state president of the Dueball Federation of India, near Dhani Inakhera on the Panniwala-Malout road here today.Rajwinder said, “I was going to Malout from Panniwala village around 12.15 pm in my Innova when two motorcyclists signalled me to stop. When I slowed down, they attacked me with iron rods and batons. Their two accomplices standing nearby joined them. The assailants ran away when passersby raised the alarm.”He alleged, “The attackers used abusive language against me and Avtar Singh Vanwala, PA to the Deputy Chief Minister.”Rajwinder suffered minor injuries on his hand and arm. He was taken to the Primary Health Centre, Alamwala.