In a 2-year-old rioting case, Punjab’s Chief Minister makes an appearance in court.
Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann claimed that his party had protested the previous Congress administration’s request for an electricity rate cut.
In a case of rioting filed against him more than two years ago, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann showed up before a local court here on Saturday.
Anmol Rattan Sidhu, a former advocate general, represented Mr. Mann during his appearance before this court’s chief judicial magistrate.
Chief Minister Mann responded to a question about his appearance in court by stating that his party had protested the then-Congress administration’s request for a reduction in electricity rates.
According to Mr. Mann, who was speaking to reporters in this location, “water cannons were used (against us) and later, a case was registered against us at that time.”
At a party protest in January 2020, charges of rioting, assault, and obstructing police from doing their jobs were brought against Mr. Mann and a few other party leaders.
The chief minister of Punjab at the time was Captain Amarinder Singh.
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