Under pressure to solve high-profile murders and assassination bids on people belonging to religious bodies, Punjab Police are on a spree to announce rewards in cash and job to informers who can help nab the culprits.
The state police have announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh and job of sub-inspector to the person who can help them identify the killers of Shiv Sena leader Durga Prasad Gupta (28), who was shot dead on April 23 at Lalheri Chowk in Khanna.
On Tuesday, the Khanna police announced this through an advertisement in some vernacular dailies, in which pictures of four suspects, grabbed from CCTV camera footage, were also published.
Khanna senior superintendent of police (SSP) Satinder Singh confirmed the development, adding the information should be specific.
Earlier, the state police had announced job and Rs 10-lakh reward to anybody giving information about the attackers of RSS Punjab vice-president Brig Jagdish Gagneja (retd). The RSS leader was shot at from close range by two assailants in Jalandhar on August 6. He is on a life-support system at a Ludhiana hospital ever since.
The police had announced Rs 5-lakh reward for information about killers of Namdhari sect matriarch Chand Kaur and the same for attackers of RSS leader Naresh Kumar.
Shiv Sena’s labour wing Punjab president Durga Prasad Gupta (28) was gunned down on April 23 at Lalhedi Chowk in Khanna. The police had recovered a motorcycle suspected to be used by the assailants from near railway tracks in Khanna two days after the incident. The special investigation team (SIT) formed to probe the case couldn’t solve the mystery.