Gangster Manvir Singh alias Mani, along with his half dozen accomplices, opened nearly 12 fires at former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) sarpanch Jasbir Singh’s car on Sunday morning because of an old enmity. The accused managed to flee from the spot.
Jasbir, who is said to be close aide of chief parliament secretary (CPS) Darshan Singh Shivalik, suffered a bullet injury on his arm.
The incident took place three day after gangster Goru Bachcha, along with his accomplices, had fired six bullets in body of his friend turned foe Johny Lamba near Engine shed in Manjit Nagar.
Jasbir, a resident of Gill village, was rushed to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), where his condition is stated to be stable.
Meanwhile, the Sadar Police have registered a case under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 25 of the Arms act against Manvir and his unidentified accomplices. The police also recovered shells from the spot.
Jasbir was on his way back home in his SUV, when Manvir tried to stop him near Jasdev Nagar and opened fire at him. The former sarpanch fled from the spot. The accused, however, followed him and fired bullets at his car, but he managed to escape. On reaching home, the family members rushed Jasbir to the hospital.
Inspector Gurdev Singh, station house officer (SHO) at Sadar Police Station said Manvir and Jasbir had indulged in a clash in the past too, and a case was under trial.
Manvir is already facing trial in several other criminal cases. He was arrested by the Delhi Police in a kidnapping case and came out of the jail on a bail 10 days ago.
The police have launched a manhunt to arrest the accused.