Bareilly (UP), Oct 21: A man was severely injured as Congress leaders clashed here during 'Rahul Sandesh Yatra' in Sirauli police station area of Aonla Lok Sabha constituency.
Former constituency incharge of the party Ashfaq Saklaini had invited the yatra to his place for welcoming it but allegedly attacked former city unit president Atul alias Mohit Gupta last night.
Senior SP Joginder Kumar today said that he was aware of the incident and proper action will be taken. An FIR has been filed in this connection with Sirauli police.
District unit president Ramdev Pandey said as soon as the yatra reached the spot, Ashfaq dragged Atul from the vehicle and along with his accomplices started thrashing him. All those who rushed to save Atul received blows and were injured, Pandey said, adding that he has been admitted to Bareilly hospital.
AICC secretary and incharge of Rahul Sandesh Yatra, Shakeel Ahmed who was present in the yatra, said he has informed UPCC chief Raj Babbar and he has immediately expelled Ashfaq from the party for six years besides asking the police to take prompt action in this connection.