Batala village sarpanch, son booked for attempt to murder

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Batala
  • Updated: Aug 08, 2016 19:30 IST
Karandeep Singh undergoing treatment at the Batala civil hospital on Monday. (HT Photo)

Police have booked Shahbad village sarpanch, his son and three others for attempt to murder.

According to information, local BJP leader and sarpanch Harvinder Singh, his son Hussandeep Singh and others barged into an eatery at the Urban Estate locality of Batala around 10.30pm on Sunday and allegedly opened fired at the owner, Karandeep Singh, of Suniya village. The eatery is just 100 meters from the Civil Lines police checkpost, but the attackers fled in their Verna car leaving Karandeep injured in the leg.

While fleeing, they also fired shots at an advocate, Ranjeet Singh Boparai, who tried to reverse his car after hearing the gunshots. A bullet hit the windscreen of his car.

In his complaint to the police, Karandeep, who runs a burger outlet in the Urban Estate market, alleged that he had a dispute with sarpanch’s son Hussandeep. A compromise was struck after the intervention of the police, but on Sunday night, Hussandeep, his father and his three aides Kaka, Gurpreet Singh and Avtar Singh came to his shop and started firing at him. Two bullets missed the target but the third hit his leg. Nearby shopkeepers rushed to Karandeep’s rescue and the assailants fled after firing shots in the air, he alleged.

Civil Lines station house officer Lakhwinder Singh said a case under Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) of the Indian Penal Code and 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act had been registered against the accused, who are on the run.

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