Jalandhar: Nakodar police have booked 10 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activists for allegedly bribing Dalit voters in Gill and Mudh villages.
The accused were held in a raid by Nakodar executive magistrate Amit Gulati on Sunday following which they were handed over to police.
AAP workers were trying to allure voters by promising various facilities to the villagers in writing through a promise letter carrying photograph of Arvind Kejriwal. The letter promised of providing a Dalit family a ‘pucca’ house, free cooking gas stove, and 400 units of electricity for free.
Nakodar sub-divisional magistrate-cum-returning officer Kulpreet Singh said he received a complaint in this regard on Sunday, following which he sent a flying squad to the villages, where the suspects were caught red-handed.
DSP said the suspects have been identified as Subhash Chandar and Gurnek Singh of Hairan village, Prem Kumar of Mohalla Rehmanpura, Jagtar Singh of Mudh village, Pakhar Singh of Jahangir village, Sukhdev Singh, Harpreet Singh, Vipin kumar and Sarabjit of Hairan village and Yunas of Dargabad village.
The accused have been booked under Section 171-E (bribery) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and later released on bail, added Nakodar Sadar station house officer DS Ghuman.