Cong MLA’s Brar’s son booked for attempt to murder

The beleaguered Punjab Congress, already grappling with factionalism, is in a spot after the Moga police booked Kamaljeet Singh, the son of the sitting Bhagapurana MLA, Darshan Singh Brar in a case of attempt to murder. This is the second FIR against Kamaljeet who was earlier booked by the Ludhiana police on November 17 for allegedly assaulting a resident of Bhai Samadh Ke.

The latest case relates to an incident that occurred on November 27 at Kokri Vehniwal village near Moga when Kamajeet and his associates opened fire on a person who was nominated as a Youth Congress delegate. Sources in the police said that two candidates - Manpreet Singh Neeta and Ravinder Singh Binda - were in fray to become delegates of the Youth Congress. Binda, who is close to Kamaljeet, did not want Neeta to get elected. However, when Neeta's name was announced as a delegate, a tussle broke out and some shots were also fired, which left one Gurjit Singh, his father Roor Singh and one Prem Pal injured.

SSP Moga, Senhdeep Sharma, said: "Kamaljeet's name has been included in the FIR after we recorded statements of both the groups. Following preliminary investigations, Kamaljeet and his associates Ravinder Binda, Sukhwant Singh, Gurdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Jaskirtan Singh and Daljit Singh have been charged with attempt to murder in a cross case by the police."

Meanwhile, Kamaljeet's father, who is also the in-charge of the Ludhiana Congress alleged that the new case against his son was due to political vendetta.

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