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USA Two arrested in Yuba City campaign altercation

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    The treasurer of the Tierra Buena Sikh Temple and another Yuba City man were arrested Friday in connection with a curbside campaign altercation on election night.

    Sukhdev Singh Mundi, 58, of the 1500 block of Berkshire Drive, Yuba City, was arrested by Sutter County Sheriff's Department at 4:25 p.m. in the department lobby on suspicion of threatening crime or great bodily injury. He was booked into Sutter County Jail, where he was held without bail.

    Navjot Singh Thiara, 23, of the 1400 block of Countryside Drive, Yuba City, was arrested by Sutter County Sheriff's Department at 4:58 p.m. at his residence on suspicion of exhibiting a deadly weapon. He was booked into Sutter County Jail and released on $2,500 bail. He was given a Nov. 29 arraignment date.

    The department also is interested in speaking with Yuba City resident Joga Thiara, 56, in relation to the incident, said Sgt. Merle Weber.

    Deputies were dispatched to Camino Del Flores and Walton Avenue at about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday for an election-related disturbance where weapons were involved, spokeswoman Brenda Baker said last week.

    Karm Bains told deputies he was standing on the corner with family, including children as young as 10 years old, to promote his cousin and Yuba City Mayor Kash Gill, when someone in a red vehicle continued to drive by swearing and making obscene gestures.

    The car finally pulled up and people got out with baseball bats and hockey sticks, and they physically and verbally threatened Bains and his family, he said.

    Those in the vehicle told deputies Bains and his friends were the ones making the threats and remarks, Baker said.

    The altercation occurred in the wake of an attack ad mailer and robocalls targeting Gill just days before Tuesday's election.

    On Friday, Gill and Councilman Tej Maan called for peace and asked that there be no fighting as the East Indian community gathers to celebrate one of the annual Sikh Parade this weekend.

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    This story is about the Tuesday gubernatorial election in California. It is not about a gurdwara election. :)
     
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