Lok Insaaf Party MLAs Simarjit Singh Bains and his brother Balwinder Singh Bains had been charged for violating coronavirus guidelines after they took out a protest march in opposition to a state minister in Patiala on Monday, police stated.
The MLAs had been holding a protest in opposition to state Cabinet Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot for his alleged involvement in a multi-crore post-matric scholarship rip-off.
Patiala Senior Superintendent of Police Vikram Jeet Duggal stated a name was given by the Lok Insaaf get together to collect at Patiala’s PUDA floor to protest in opposition to Sadhu Singh Dharamsot.
Around 1,500 individuals reached the bottom in 70 to 80 buses.
They had been requested to not organise such a gathering holding in view the pandemic and prohibitory orders, police stated, including that they didn’t hassle about it and violated the COVID-19 pointers by taking out a protest march.
Police stated once they stopped them, the protesters allegedly misbehaved with them. They attacked cops deployed there, injuring a sub-inspector and 4 others, stated police. Police then used delicate power to disperse the protesters.
The Bains brothers and their a number of supporters had been charged underneath related sections of the Indian Penal Code, Disaster Management Act and the Epidemic Diseases Act, the police stated.
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