Supporters of Ashok Tanwar lodge complaint against Hooda’s men
Two days after Haryana Congress leader Ashok Tanwar was injured in a clash between two factions of state Congress, his supporters lodged a police complaint against workers of the rival group led by former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
“On a complaint by Tanwar’s supporters, a case under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation), 34 IPC (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) has been registered at the Tilak Marg police station,” said a senior police officer. Tanwar’s supporters protested outside the police station and called for an FIR to be registered.
In a written complaint, Navdeep Singh Dalal, one of Tanwar’s supporters, alleged that Satish Rathi, Kala and Wazir, PSOs of Hooda, Satyawan, Ramkishan and former MLA Dharampal attacked them with lathis on Friday.
The incident occurred on Friday around 5.30 pm before Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Deoria to Delhi Kisan yatra’ was supposed to reach Bhairon Mandir. Meanwhile, security at the RML Hospital where Tanwar is admitted, has been tightened. “There was an argument between his supporters and hospital authorities, following which number of bouncers deployed there has been increased,” sources said.
“Haryana Chief Minister M L Khattar visited Tanwar who has been admitted in the ECS unit of the hospital,” a senior official of RML said.
Supporters of Hooda and Tanwar allegedly attacked each other with sticks over mounting of posters and banners of their respective leaders and Tanwar sustained injuries in his head and other parts of the body. Tanwar’s supporters were also injured and were administered first-aid at the hospital.