Immolation bid: Two Cong workers among 5 booked by Gidderbaha police

Muktsar, April 19: The Gidderbaha police have booked a Congress worker, his son and three unidentified persons after a vegetable vendor, Manish Kumar (28), set himself ablaze last evening. The latter, who suffered 40 per cent burns, had accused certain aides of Indian Youth Congress (IYC) chief and Gidderbaha MLA Amrinder Singh Raja Warring of threatening him and looting his kiosk on Sunday night.


As per the FIR, Radheshyam Chhabra, his son Manu, and three others have been booked under Sections 427 (mischief causing damage the us the amount of Rs 50), 379 (theft), 506 (criminal intimidation), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon) and 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) of the IPC.

While setting himself afire, Manish had accused some Congress workers, including Rajesh Kumar ‘Bittu’ Gandhi (husband of a councillor), Radheshyam Chhabra (owner of a shop beside his kiosk), Jaspreet Singh (Raja Warring’s personal assistant), Binta Arora (councillor) and Neeta (PPCC secretary) of threatening him.