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Cong MP ‘assaulted’ at Singhu border


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Chandigarh, Jan 24: Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu was Sunday allegedly assaulted, pushed around and his turban pulled off in what he described was a “murderous attack” by some “mischievous elements” during a ‘Jan Sansad’ programme at the Singhu border.
The Ludhiana MP’s vehicle was also damaged in the attack at the Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji Memorial where he had gone with Congress’ Amritsar MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla and party MLA Kulbir Singh Zira to attend the event. “I was ambushed by a group of people armed with sticks and weapons. Though the attack was carried out in a planned manner, we left immediately because we did not want the farmers’ protest to be disrupted due to some miscreants,” Bittu told reporters.
According to police officials, no complaint has been received about the alleged incident so far. “Some mischievous elements whose intentions were unknown tried to spoil the situation by launching a murderous attack on three of us,” Bittu said in a Facebook post later.
Bittu, the grandson of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh who was assassinated in 1995, Aujla and Zira have been holding a protest at the Jantar Mantar in Delhi for the past several days in support of the ongoing farmers’ agitation against the Centre’s three agriculture laws.
Bittu claimed a few people thrashed him near the memorial, pulled off his turban and pushed him around.
In the melee, Zira’s turban also came off. (PTI)


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