Gurdeep Deepa was arrested on the basis of a complaint by constable Pardip Kumar who alleged that he was assaulted and his uniform was torn by the BJP leader inside Satnampura police station on Monday night.
However, Deepa denied the allegations, saying he was being framed in the case. Three cops, including an inspector, were suspended for dereliction of duty yesterday on a complaint by Deepa as they along with an accused were allegedly caught drinking liquor inside a police station.
"While SHO Inspector Joginderpal, two head constables Harbhajan Singh and Sarwan Singh were yesterday suspended on Deepa's complaint, Deepa was arrested on constable Pardip Kumar's complaint," he said.
Deepa had said that his supporter Resham Singh had lodged a complaint against one Laadi for defrauding him of Rs 80,000.
Both Laadi and Resham were called by the police in connection with the complaint. However, Laadi was allegedly found drinking with the cops inside police station, Deepa had alleged. He had also alleged that when he reported the matter to the SHO, the latter misbehaved with him.
After Deepa's arrest, his supporters led by his BJP Councillor wife Kuljit Kaur, blocked traffic on National Highway-1 last night.
The blockade was lifted after police arranged the meeting of Kuljit Kaur with her husband in the police station.