Gidderbaha:As many as 15 persons, including Charanjit Singh Dhillon, president of Truck Operators’ Union, Gidderbaha, have been booked for assaulting a journalist of a leading Punjabi daily and vandalising his office at Gidderbaha.
On the statement of the victim, Shivraj Raju, a case under Sections 323, 342, 355, 427, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54, 59 of the Indian Arms Act has been registered at Gidderbaha police station. None of the accused have been nabbed so far.
In his complaint made to the police, Raju alleged that Dhillon, a close aide of local MLA Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, along with nearly 15 persons had come to his shop-cum-office near Bharu Chowk at Gidderbaha on Saturday, where they not only thrashed him but also forced him to drink urine and alcohol and made a video clip.
Raju is presently admitted at Civil Hospital, Bathinda, with injuries on his chest, abdomen and back.