In recent reports, a resident from the Kot Gangu Rai village in Koomkalan was booked for manhandling a 65-year old NRI in front of the village gurudwara because of a heated argument. According to the reports and complaints lodged by the victim, it suggested that the accused charged him when they were discussing on the use of loudspeakers based off of the Punjab and Haryana high court.
The accused charged at the victim, 65 year old, Jagjit Singh who is based out of Germany at the moment. He has been consistently visiting his home town even after being settled outside of India.
It was on January 27, 2020 that Singh visited the local gurudwara when the members of the gurudwara committee told him that the former sarpanch of the village has issued an illegal notice to the current sarpanch of the village for not abiding by the guidelines issued by the government surrounding the use of loud speakers between 10 pm to 6 am.
Singh said that he was discussing on the matters with the rest of the villagers when the accused, Vishnu reached the spot. He initiated a heated argument and asked Singh to stay out of the matter because was an NRI. The accused then manhandled the 65 year old and even pulled on his beard, which hurt the religious sentiments of the accused.
Head Constable Dilbagh Rai, who is the head investigating officer at the Koomkalan police station said that the complaint from the victim has been registered under the Section 295-A of the IPC. Further investigations are being conducted following booking the accused.