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Attack on right wing leader in Jalandhar: 5-lakh award for info

Jalandhar City police have announced Rs 5 lakh cash award for anyone who provides information about two unidentified motorcycle-borne men, who shot at district in-charge of Shiv Sena (Uttar Bharat), Deepak Kamboj, outside the Shiv Jyoti Public School in Deen Dayal Upadhyay Nagar of the city on February 16.

punjab Updated: Feb 20, 2016 09:21 IST
HT Correspondent
The suspected attackers as caught by a CCTV camera near the crime spot where Deepak Kamboj (right) was shot at in Jalandhar on Tuesday.
The suspected attackers as caught by a CCTV camera near the crime spot where Deepak Kamboj (right) was shot at in Jalandhar on Tuesday.(HT File Photo)

Jalandhar City police have announced Rs 5 lakh cash award for anyone who provides information about two unidentified motorcycle-borne men, who shot at district in-charge of Shiv Sena (Uttar Bharat), Deepak Kamboj, outside the Shiv Jyoti Public School in Deen Dayal Upadhyay Nagar of the city on February 16.

Police have so far failed to get any clue about the accused persons who had come on a Yamaha FZ silver-red coloured motorbike and left Deepak seriously injured after opening fire on him. Police have appealed that anyone who has vital information about the assailants can call on 99157-43922 or 82840-14140.

Clear CCTV footage of the incident is available with the police, in which even the face of one of the assailants is clearly visible. In the footage, one of the accused, who was driving the bike, can also be seen talking on a mobile phone.

Police said a .315-bore pistol was used in the attack on Deepak by the accused as a shell was also recovered from the site.

Claiming that his son had received threats from ‘Khalistani’ outfits earlier this month, including a call from Pakistan, chief of the Shiv Sena faction and father of Deepak, Vinay Jalandhari, said they had lodged complaints with police against the threats.

He said eight months ago, police had withdrawn the escort vehicle provided to the family.

It was the third such incident in Punjab when leaders belonging to right wing political parties or organisations were targeted.

On January 18, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist Naresh Kumar had a lucky escape after being targeted by unidentified gunmen in Ludhiana during the morning ‘shakha’ of the RSS. On February 3, Shiv Sena Punjab youth wing chief Amit Arora was attacked by two motorcycle-borne assailants near Basti Jodhewal Chowk in Ludhiana. A bullet had hit Arora in the neck.

Ludhiana cops told to solve pending cases

Ludhiana: A day after announcing a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh for anyone giving information about those opening fire at RSS leader Naresh Kumar and Shiv Sena (Punjab) youth leader Amit Arora, additional director general of police (ADGP, law and order) Hardeep Singh Dhillon held a meeting of top brass of Ludhiana police at police lines here and asked them to solve both cases soon.

The ADGP, here to get action taken reports, asked officials about the progress in important pending cases. Commissioner of police Paramraj Singh Umranangal said special teams had been formed.

Read: Shiv Sena faction district chief shot at in Jalandhar