Muzaffarnagar: A criminal case has been registered against Samajawadi Party activists, including the son of a former UP minister, for allegedly assaulting a BSP
activist at Kandhla town of the district here, police said.
The incident occurred yesterday when BSP workers confronted the SP workers, who were staging a demonstration demanding compensation for three victims, who were recently killed in an accident here, they said.
Alleging that the SP workers had attacked him, the victim, Devender Jayant, has lodged a complaint under section 307 (Attempt to murder), 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of
Atrocities) Act of the IPC, Deputy Superintendent of Police SK Shukla said yesterday.
Virender Singh Guggar, former UP minister for Animal Husbandry whose son Manish Singh, a member of the district panchayat, is allegedly involved in the incident, has
threatened that SP will launch an agitation if its workers are arrested and condemned it as being politically motivated by the ruling BSP.