"Singh punched Mukesh in the face when he continued with his job despite the MLA asking him to stop the drive against hawkers," the official said. He said the MLA also made alleged derogatory remarks against NDMC employees by saying that they took bribes from hawkers to allow them to run businesses on roadsides or on footpaths.
"On the complaint of NDMC sanitary inspector R.J. Meena, we have filed a case against Surinder Singh," said the official. The MLA has been booked under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, and the Indian Penal Code. Singh did not answer his mobile phone despite repeated attempts to contact him.