Five days after youth Congress leader Sahil Kapoor Pappal and his accomplices were booked for attempt to murder, the party suspended him on Sunday.
“Pappal, vice-president of Atam Nagar constituency, was suspended from the party following a disciplinary action against him,” said Amarpreet Lally, Punjab youth Congress chief. “Party investigation revealed that Pappal and his 40 accomplices fired bullets at the house of Gurjeet Singh Seenh, who is president of Atam Nagar, on July 13.”
“The infighting among party leaders will not be tolerated and severe action will be taken against those who indulge in such things,” said Lally.
He said, “Action might be taken against district youth Congress president Rajeev Raja, who was booked for fraud , in the coming days. Raja had procured a fake Scheduled Caste (SC) certificate to contest the elections. Action will be taken after verifying the facts in the case.”
On July 7, when Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Captain Amarinder Singh had come to Ludhiana to take part in ‘Halke vich captain’ event, Pappal and his supporters raised slogans against Amarinder.
While Amarinder was having lunch at a local eatery, Pappal and his accomplices clashed with Seenh. On July 11, Pappal fired bullets at Seenh’s residence at Vishivkarma Colony. Later on July 12, city police booked Pappal under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC.