2 killed in conflict between Congress, Akali employees in Punjab’s Moga

Chandigarh, February 10

Two persons were killed while as many sustained minor injuries following a clash between Congress and Akali workers campaigning for civic polls in Punjab’s Moga district, police said on Wednesday.

The incident took place on Tuesday night when workers of both the parties came face to face in Ward No 9 of Moga district, said the police.

Both the factions first had heated arguments over some issue which later led to the clash.

Akali workers, who were campaigning for the February 14 municipal polls, alleged that Congress activists ran their vehicles over them when they tried to flee.

One person died on the spot while another succumbed to injuries in a hospital in Ludhiana, the police said.

A case under relevant sections, including 302 (murder) of the IPC was registered against Narinderpal Singh Sidhu, husband of Congress candidate from Ward No 9, and six others, said the police.

Three persons, including Sidhu, were arrested, said the police, adding that two vehicles were also impounded.

Elections to eight municipal corporations and 109 municipal councils and nagar panchayats in the state will be held on February 14. PTI

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