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Transporter injured in Sector 51 firing

A 36-year-old transporter was left injured when four persons allegedly opened fire at him in Sector 51 here on Sunday. The victim has been identified as Amritsar resident Sukhjinder Singh Sethi, who runs a transport firm from Hoshairpur.

chandigarh Updated: Nov 24, 2014 12:45 IST
HT Correspondent

A 36-year-old transporter was left injured when four persons allegedly opened fire at him in Sector 51 here on Sunday.


The victim has been identified as Amritsar resident Sukhjinder Singh Sethi, who runs a transport firm from Hoshairpur.

The police said the incident was reported around 7.30 pm when Jaswant Singh Bajwa, an uncle of the victim, called the police control room (PCR) alleging that four persons opened fired three-four times at his guest leaving him injured.

Sector 34 station house officer (SHO) Maninder Singh said the police reached the spot and brought the victim to Government Multi Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, for treatment. Till the filing of the report, the police were yet to recover the cartridges.

The SHO said a team of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) was called at the firing spot for investigation.

The SHO said questions were being raised as the victim’s trousers did not bear any hole, but he claimed receiving injury because bullet had hit him in the leg. He said the doctors’ opinion would be taken in the matter.

Meanwhile, Sukhjinder’s uncle Jaswant Singh Bajwa, a private contractor, said he had come to meet him and around 7.30pm somebody rang the door bell and Sukhjinder came out to see who was at the door. He said then attackers fired at him. He said a bullet hit a window and another hit Sukhjinder in the leg, besides two other rounds of fire were opened.

Bajwa said he had a property dispute with an industrialist, Prem Singh, over the possession of a flat in Sector 51 where he was currently staying and suspected that he might be behind the firing. He said it appeared that the attackers opened fire at his guest suspecting him to be his son. The police claimed that dispute between them was pending in court.

The SHO said a case under section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 25-54-59 of the Arms Act was registered in the matter. He added that they would verify all facts during the investigation.