Punjab director general of police (DGP) Suresh Arora on Tuesday entrusted ADGP, internal vigilance cell and human rights, Prabodh Kumar, with supervising the investigation of six major cases relating to attack on Shiv Sena and RSS leaders in the state.
The police are under fire following an increase in attacks on leaders of Hindu bodies, the latest being the murder of Punjab Shiv Sena’s labour wing chief Durga Prasad Gupta, who was gunned down by two assailants on Saturday at Lalhedi Chowk in Khanna.
On March 20, Phagwara youth wing president of Shiv Sena Sumit Bhandari was shot at and critically injured by a youth in broad daylight.
On January 18, two men on a motorcycle had fired upon Rashtriya Swayamswak Sangh (RSS) leader Naresh Kumar (38) at Kidwai Nagar’s Shaheedi Park in Ludhiana and fled. The RSS leader had jumped aside to dodge the bullets and injured his hand a bit in the process.
Punjab Sena head gives up security
Expressing anger at the murder of Gupta, Shiv Sena, Punjab, chairman Rajiv Tandon has given up the police security. Tandon, who was provided six gunmen by the Punjab Police, said there was no use of his security as his companions were being murdered.
“It’s huge embarrassment for the police that our men are repeatedly being attacked and killed despite security. The police provide security to us for the sake of formality. The security is not adequate,” said Tandon.