Senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Gurmeet Singh Gagra, who was recently elected the member of the Kot-Ise-Khan truck union under Dharamkot subdivision in Moga district, was attacked with sharp-edged weapons by unidentified men late on Tuesday evening.
Police said the supporters of the Akali leader complained to the police that the attacker also allegedly snatched Gagra's licensed revolver and Rs 50,000.
The Akali leader was rushed to a private hospital in Kot-Ise-Khan by his supporters where due to his critical situation, doctors referred him to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana. Several senior police officials reached the spot and recorded the statements of the eyewitnesses.
A few days ago, the two groups of ruling SAD had quarreled with each other over the issue of taking control of the local truck union's body.
Eye witnesses said the clash had started when two groups of SAD (Badal) reached the truck union office on September 16 with their supporters and tried to take possession of the office.
Police officials said heavy police force had been deployed in advance but when both the groups said a compromise had been signed regarding the matter, the force was removed from the union's complex.
The supporters of the attacked Akali leader raised slogans and alleged the attackers belonged to the rival group which wanted to take possession of the truck union.
"A case has been registered in this regard and further investigation is underway," said a police official.