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Ghaziabad: Defence ministry official shot at by bikers, family names four

Suraj Singh, 58, suffered injuries to his spine and was rushed to a multi-specialty hospital. However, the doctors asked that he be shifted to a superior hospital for treatment

noida Updated: Feb 18, 2017 22:22 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Subey Singh had come to look at his fields in Richpal Garhi near Crossings Republik.
Subey Singh had come to look at his fields in Richpal Garhi near Crossings Republik. (Sakib Ali /HT)

Four men on two motorcycles opened fire and critically injured a 58-year-old section officer with Ministry of Defence on Saturday.

The man, Subey Singh, had come to Ghaziabad to have a look at his ancestral agricultural fields in Richpal Garhi village near Crossings Republik Township when the incident took place.

Singh family told the police that he hails from Durga Puri in Delhi and had come to his brother’s house from where they went to the fields.

“Around 5pm, we were in the fields when four bikers on two motorcycles came there and fired several rounds at my brother. The pillion riders on both bikes were firing away while the riders kept idling the bikes and then sped away,” said Mahender Pal Singh, Singh’s brother.

“My brother suffered injuries to his spine and was rushed to a multi-specialty hospital. However, the doctors have told us to shift him to a superior hospital for treatment. Since it was his day off from work, he had come to my house to check on our ancestral land. However, some persons arrived and fired shots at him,” he said.

Singh’s brother stays in Vijay Nagar in Ghaziabad near Crossings Republik township. The police said several teams have been dispatched to know more about the incident.

“We have received a police complaint from the brother of the victim. In his complaint, he has said named four persons — Shahid, Furkan, Naresh and Kamal — to be behind the attack. The complainant has alleged that the four men were trying to take over their plot of land and that could be the motive for the shooting. Prima facie, it seems that some land dispute between the two parties led to the atttack,” IP Singh, circle officer (City – II), said.

“A case for attempt to murder will be lodged as per the complaint,” the police officer said.

“We have also dispatched a team of officials to record statements of the victim and his family members. An inspection of the scene of crime will be done and we probing the matter to get more details about the accused persons,” the circle officer said.