Chandigarh: A lady teacher was allegedly slapped and roughed up by a sarpanch belonging to the ruling Akali Dal during a function here.

The incident took place in Daula village of the district on Sunday at a function attended by Bhatinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal at Muktasar district.

A scuffle broke out between a delegation of teachers and Akali workers when a team of teachers, who wanted to submit a memorandum to Badal, refused the instructions of Akali workers to leave the place.

The Education Guarantee Scheme (EGS) teachers, who have been on a protest demonstration demanding permanent jobs, wanted to submit their demands to the MP when the incident took place.

Following this, Balwinder Singh, sarpanch of Daula allegedly caught hold of a woman teacher Varinder Kaur and allegedly slapped her many times, EGS teachers President Pritpal Singh said, adding that he also roughed her up and pulled her hair.

"Balwinder Singh manhandled me and beat me up," Kaur said alleging that EGS Jalandhar unit chief Jarnail Singh was also slapped and picked up by police. The police also locked up the teachers in a house to ensure a smooth ongoing of the programme, sources said, adding that teachers have lodged a complaint against Balwinder seeking his arrest.

Meanwhile, police has said it is probing into the matter and a case has been registered against members of both the parties.

(Agencies)