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SAD leaders attacked in Punjab

Press Trust of India  |  Ferozepur (Punjab) 

Senior SAD leaders including former Joginder Singh Jindu, district president Minna and Vardev Singh Mann were allegedly attacked by workers today when they went to Mallanwala for the filing of nominations of party candidates for the December 17 civic polls.

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leaders, however, escaped unhurt.

Talking to reporters here, Minna alleged that their vehicles were damaged by the workers.

He said that he, along with Jindu and Mann, left for Mallanwala after they came to know that workers were not allowing Akali candidates to file nominations.

"As we approached Mallanwala, hundreds of Congress workers attacked our vehicles with stones, and even fired at us," alleged Minna.

The Congress workers were trying to instill fear in the people ahead of the polls, alleged Jindu.

Top police and civil officials visited the spot.

No case was yet registered, police said.

Elections to three municipal corporations and 32 municipal councils and Nagar Panchayats will take place on December 17.

The SAD has demanded that elections to Mallanwala and Makhu nagar panchayats in Ferozepur district and municipalities of Ghanaur in Patiala district and Baghapurana in Moga district be cancelled.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 23:40 IST