A day after four people, including son of a police inspector, opened fire at gangster Sukha Barewal, police investigations revealed that the murderous attack was the outcome of a ‘slap’.
Sukha’s friend-turned-foe Sanjiv Sharma alias Sunny, son of a late police inspector, pumped three bullets into his body at his rented accommodation at Star Colony on the Barewal road late Sunday night. Sukha had slapped a close aide of Sunny some time back which infuriated him, and he came to avenge the slap last night.
SUKHA’S CONDITION CRITICAL
He was rushed to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, where his condition is still stated to be critical as he suffered bullet injuries in stomach and on arms.
Police officials said Sunny, who is son of late Inspector Surjit Chand Sharma, nursed enmity against Sukha and to take revenge, he hatched a conspiracy to kill him.
Assistant commissioner of police (ACP, Gill) Surinder Mohan said, “Before barging into Sukha’s house, Sunny had confirmed that the former was present in the house by making a call on his phone number. The accused fired four bullets, of which three hit him. After committing the crime the accused fled from the spot.”
“Sukha is a notorious gangster and facing trial in 19 cases including murder, attempt to murder, loot and robbery. Sunny, who was once Sukha’s aide, also possesses criminal record. Three criminal cases have been registered against him at different police stations,” the ACP added.
The ACP said, “Sukha was bailed out from jail around a month ago. He rented an accommodation at Star Colony on Dhandhran Road around 20 days ago.”
“Ludhiana police in 2014 had arrested Sukha, along with his five accomplices. Police had recovered illegal weapons and cash from him after the gang had robbed Kewal Krishan, alias Jimmy, a resident of Jaito Mandi of `2 lakh in cash and gold jewellery at gunpoint. A manhunt has been launched for the arrest of the accused,” the ACP said.