Chandigarh, April 13:Taking a serious note of kidnapping of newly elected INLD Municipal Councillor from Panchkula, Mr Gautam Prasad, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) has decided to organize a massive protest march at Panchkula on April 14 on the issue.This was decided in the Political Affairs Committee meeting of INLD held today at Kurukshetra, presided over by INLD president and former Haryana chief minister Mr Om Parkash Chautala. Former finance minister Prof Sampat Singh would lead the march and submit a memorandum to the Panchkula Deputy Commissioner demanding registration of case and immediate arrest of the Congress leaders involved in the abduction.INLD senior leader and incharge of Panchkula MC elections, Mr Abhay Singh Chautala disclosed that INLD PAC meeting condemned the abduction and undemocratic attitude of the Congress leaders to suppress the decision of the people of Panchkula, which has decisively defeated the Congress party candidates as only 9 candidates had won in the recently held Council elections. He said that the Congress has sensed its defeat and was adopting unfair tactics to avoid the imminent defeat in the council president elections. INLD leader said that wife of the kidnapped councillor, Mrs Kunti Devi had complained to the Superintendent of Police, Mr Sandip Khirwar alleging that his husband, Mr Gautam Prasad has been forcibly abducted on April 9 by the close aid of Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Chander Mohan, Mr Naresh Rawal, a municipal councillor from ward No. 13, along with another Panchkula Congress leader and president of Ration Depot Holders' Association, Panchkula. Since then the where abouts of Gautam, who is a councillor from Azad colony, were not known to the family.
Mr Chautala said that Police has not registered the case despite after passing of 24 hours after submission of complaint by his wife, nor the INLD MC has been restored to his family. He said that wife of Mr Gautam Prasad, Ms Kunti Devi and his son Mr Jitender Prasad had disclosed in the press conference that they received a threatening call from mobile no. 98126-76890 on 1.30 pm, April 11, which stated that if he did not supported the Congress than he would be killed.
INLD leader said that despite the complaint, Administration and Police were not adopting the right attitude. He accused the Deputy chief minister, Mr Chander Mohan has direct involvement in the kidnapping of INLD MC. Earlier, Five independent MCs had announced to support INLD at a press conference, last week at Chandigarh. INLD has now 11 MCs support in the house of 31.