Lok Insaaf Party president and Ludhiana legislator Simarjit Singh Bains was booked for allegedly using abusive language against Deputy Commissioner Vipul Ujwal after a video which captured the incident went viral.
On the complaint filed by Sub-Divisional Magistrate Balbir Raj Singh, Bains was booked under seven sections of the Indian Penal Code, most of the offences non-baliable.
In the video clip, Bains was heard saying, “Eh tere baap da office nahi hai. Eh public da office hai, te tu public nu hi keh rehan ki bahar jao. (This is not your father’s office. This is an office meant for the public and here you are asking the public to leave).” The Deputy Commissioner replied: “Either mind your language or I’m not going to talk to you.”
A case was registered against Bains on Saturday night in Batala town, Senior Superintendent of Police Upinderjit Singh Ghumman told media. Bains, who was caught in a video that went viral, was accused of using derogatory language against Ujwal, the Gurdaspur Deputy Commissioner.
Bains met Ujwal to enquire about the recent explosion at a firecracker factory in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district that claimed 23 lives. The verbal spat between Ujwal and Bains was over the non-identification of a blast victim.
The blast at an unauthorized firecracker factory in a residential area in Batala town in Punjab’s Gurdaspur took place on September 4. The blast left the factory completely destroyed.
(With inputs from agencies)