The police have booked five people by name and 15 to 20 unidentified others in an attempted murder case here due to some old rivalry.
The case under sections 307(attempt to murder), 323(volunteer causing hurt), 324(causing hurt by dangerous weapon), 148 (rioting with deadly weapons), 149(every member of unlawful assembly guilty of the offence), 379(theft) of the IPC besides the arms Act has been registered at the city police station here against Rohit Madan, a resident of Balbir Basti; Harmanpreet Singh, a resident of New Cantt road; Sumit Bajaj, a resident of Shahbaj Nagar; Jazzy, a resident of Basamti Nanaksar; and Johni, a resident of Bhan Singh colony besides others on the complaint of Gurdev Singh, a resident of Basamti Nanaksar.
“My son Manpreet Laadi and my nephew Rachhpal Singh had an argument with two people on Thursday morning and, the accused later on attacked my other son Gurdit Singh. The accused also took away Rs 48,000 which Gurdit was carrying besides some documents and a cheque for rs 45,000 of the truck union, Faridkot. They were armed with swords, pistols and other sharp-edged weapons,” alleged Gurdev Singh, the complainant.
Gurdit Singh, injured in the clash, has been admitted to Guru Gobind Singh medical college and hospital here.
The complainant and his son Gurdit run a shop of sand and gravel inside the new grain market where the incident took place.
“The accused and the complainants had some issue and they entered into heated arguments near Basti Nanaksar, which is just outside the town. They had also tried to hit each other with their motorcycles which, later on, led to the clash,” claimed a source.
“The police have registered a case on the complaint of Gurdev Singh against the accused. We are investigating the case,” said SI Jagdev singh, investigating officer in the case. No arrest has been made so far.