Independent member of legislative assembly (MLA) from Ludhiana south Balwinder Singh Bains and his supporters were detained when they were on their way to gherao chief minister’s official residence in Chandigarh on Wednesday morning.
Balwinder and his brother Simarjit Singh Bains had on Monday announced that they, along with members of team ‘Insaaf’, formed by them, would protest in front of the residence of Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal and demand his resignation against the government’s failure to stop incidents of sacrilege of Sahib Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
However, as soon as Balwinder started from Ludhiana on Wednesday, they were traced by the police near Vardhman mills on Chandigarh Road. A total of 21 people, including members of team Insaaf and Balwinder, were immediately detained by the police after some altercation between the two. Independent councillor Gurpreet Khurana owing allegiance to Bains was also detained with him.