Yuvraj Singh's Father Yograj Arrested After Family Brawl

Yograj Singh is a former India fast bowler who played one Test and six ODIs for India.

Updated: August 26, 2014 16:41 IST
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Yograj Singh, father of Yuvraj Singh, has been detained for trespassing and criminal intimidation by Panchkula Police for a family brawl.

Yograj's sister and her family had a scuffle with their neighbours over parking. The cops arrested the warring parties.

Yograj had gone for compromise but has been detained. The 56-year-old Yograj, a former India right-arm fast bowler who was overshadowed by World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev, had in June this year, undergone surgery to remove a throat tumor in a US-based hospital. The cancer was in Yograj's vocal chords.

Yograj was celebrating a birthday in the family with his relatives, Deputy Commissioner of Police of Panchkula, Rahul Sharma said. He added that the incident took place after the party ended and relatives proceeded to their Panchkula residence.

The relatives had an argument with their neighbours over parking of a car, following which they called Yograj, he said. A fight broke out between Yograj and the opposite side, retired Chandigarh police DSP, when the former cricketer reached the scene along with some other persons, Sharma added.

Before his arrest, Yograj had told reporters that the DSP's sons allegedly had a scuffle with his relatives. However, the DSP had maintained that Yograj's side assaulted them first.

Cross FIRs have been lodged under various sections of the IPC and four persons, including Yograj and one of his associates, were taken into custody, Sharma said. He also said that the DSP and one more person have been taken into custody from the opposite side.

"Both the parties have lodged FIRs. We have arrested Yograj and others in the case. We are in the process of verifying allegations," he added.

(With inputs from PTI)

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