Jalandhar: Punjab police have registered a case against unidentified bouncers who allegedly manhandled media persons covering the wedding reception of Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh, police said on Friday.
The mandhandling allegedly took place late on Thursday evening.
“We have registered a case following a complaint from the media persons. We are investigating the matter and will take action soon,” a Punjab police officer told media here.
“We had instructions from Harbhajan that media should not be allowed inside the venue as a lot of VIP guests and celebrities were to arrive,” one of the bouncers claimed.
Harbhajan Singh, fondly called ‘Bhajji’, married long-time friend Geeta Basra on Thursday near this Punjab town. He belongs to Jalandhar city.
Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and his wife Anjali, and founder and chairperson of the Reliance Foundation Nita Ambani, who is also the owner of Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 team Mumbai Indians, for whom off-spinner Harbhajan plays, were among the dignitaries at the wedding.
While Geeta was wearing a red ‘lehenga’, designed by Archana Kochhar, Bhajji adorned sherwani and red turban. Bhajji drove for the wedding in his black Hummer SUV.
Captain of the limited overs Indian team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was conspicuously absent from the wedding.
But cricketers Parthiv Patel, R.P. Singh and Pragyan Ojha were among those who were present.
“I am feeling great, very special day of my life,” the 35-year-old cricketer told reporters.
The wedding reception will be held in a five-star hotel in Delhi on November 1, a family member told Media Sources. Harbhajan’s Reception
He said celebrities from cricket and Bollywood would attend the event. Harbhajan’s Reception