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Amit Sharma murder case: Shiv Sena protest police failure in Ludhiana

Punjab Shiv Sena and other Hindu outfits took part in a protest against the failure of police to solve the murder of Amit Sharma, district publicity manager of Shri Hindu Takht, who was gunned down by unidentified assailants near Shri Durga Mata Mandir on January 14. The protest was staged at Clock Tower on Friday.

punjab Updated: Apr 22, 2017 13:28 IST
HT Correspondent
Members of Punjab Shiv Sena protesting near Clock Tower in Ludhiana on Friday.
Members of Punjab Shiv Sena protesting near Clock Tower in Ludhiana on Friday.(HT Photo)

Punjab Shiv Sena and other Hindu outfits took part in a protest against the failure of police to solve the murder of Amit Sharma, district publicity manager of Shri Hindu Takht, who was gunned down by unidentified assailants near Shri Durga Mata Mandir on January 14. The protest was staged at Clock Tower on Friday.

Shiv Sena leaders said they will reject security cover as a mark of protest on Saturday. They added that police were clueless about the killers even after 100 days of the murder.

The leaders further said they had informed police that Amit Sharma’s murder was linked to debit and credit card fraud as evident from the cards recovered from his wallet which proved that he knew those who were responsible for the fraud.

Earlier, Shiv Sena had decided to present a specimen of an ATM machine to police commissioner Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh to mark their dissatisfaction with the investigation, but they dropped the idea at the last moment and took the protest route.

On Thursday, Shiv Sena leaders submitted a memorandum to Congress MLAs Surinder Dawar, Bharat Bhushan Ashu and Sanjay Talwar to raise the issue. Shiv Sena Punjab chief Rajiv Tandon said the murder was being presented as the handiwork of a terrorist outfit but Sharma was murdered due to personal enmity.

He added that they will meet director general of police Suresh Arora regarding the murder and police investigation.

He added that a week before his death, Sharma had received threats from the members of a gang involved in credit and debit card scams.

He further said the Shiv Sena will intensify protests across Punjab if police did not solve the case soon.