SHIMLA, Jan. 12 -- Five days after the panchayat of Prabhuwala village, under Uklana police jurisdiction, reportedly asked the family of a youth to leave the village after he got married to girl in the same village, police booked 11 persons, including the husband of the sarpanch.

Though the panchayat had taken a U-turn after police intervention and also reportedly given a written declaration that they had no problem with the marriage, they were booked under Section 141 (unlawful assembly), 143 (punishment of unlawful assembly), 503 (criminal intimidation) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) on the complaint of Sohan Lal, a village resident who is close to the boy's family.

The accused have been identified as Parminder Singh, th...