Without directly mentioning Pakistan, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday said the attack on RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja could have been orchestrated by a “neighbouring country” to create law and order problems.
“Law and order problem can be created either by internal forces or by external forces. This (attack on Gagneja) appears to be a case of the second type where the hand of a neighbouring country could not be ruled out,” he said after visiting the RSS leader who is still critical.
Instead of criticising one another, we should maintain unity and brotherhood, Badal said.
Badal also met members of Gagneja’s family in the hospital and talked to the doctors about the RSS leader’s condition.
Earlier, deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal had also enquired about the health of Gajneja. He said that ten special police teams had been formed to nab the criminals behind the attack.
Gagneja, the vice-president of RSS (Punjab), was shot at on Saturday by bike-borne persons at Jyoti Chowk area in Jalandhar when he had gone shopping with his wife, leaving him seriously injured. A four-member SIT has been formed to probe the attack.
RSS functionaries meet Badal
Demanding speedy investigations into the murderous attack on their senior leader, RSS functionaries on Monday met Parkash Singh Badal and Sukhbir Singh Badal and expressed displeasure over what they termed “deteriorating” law and order in the state.
Demanding the arrest of the culprits responsible for the attack on Gagneja, the delegation sought immediate action in the matter.
A delegation of Punjab BJP leaders, including Union minister and Punjab BJP president Vijay Sampla and Prakash Jha, who is in charge of the party’s affairs in Punjab, also met the CM.