Amritsar: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Navdeep Singh Goldy, considered close to Punjab Cabinet Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, on Thursday tossed the turban of Senior Deputy Mayor of Amritsar Municipal Corporation Avtar Singh and fled away after snatching the AK-47 assault rifle of his gunman.
Both the SAD leaders were assembled in the district level meeting with regard to the development of certain areas of the city. During the meeting, both the leaders indulged in a heated argument which led to a scuffle and during the melee, the turban of Avtar Singh was knocked down on the floor. The entire incident occured in the presence of Additional Deputy Commissoner Tajinderpal Singh Sandhu.
After the incident, supporters of Avtar Singh cordoned off Goldy and moved menacingly towards him.
Goldy, in order to save himself, snatched the AK-47 rifle of his gunman and fled away from the scene while leaving his SUV behind. Police Commissioner Amar Singh Chahal, confirming the incident, said that complaint has been received against Goldy for snatching the AK-47 assault rifle from his gunman and necessary action would be initiated against him.
It may be added here that earlier Goldy was with the Congress and in the last assembly election, he entered the SAD. Goldy’s wife is also a PCS officer and posted in Amritsar as District Transport Officer.
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