A little-known Sikh radical outfit has claimed responsibility for assassinating senior Punjab RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja and Shiv Sena leader Durga Prasad Gupta, police said on Thursday. Dashmesh Regiment sent emails claiming responsibility of the fatal attacks to media houses in Jalandhar from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gagneja was shot on August 6 by two assailants and later succumbed to injuries last Thursday.
The letter, with one Rajinder Singh Jinda as signatory, said, “Gagneja was killed because he was involved in anti-Sikh activities... He was taking the RSS’ shakhas to village after village and was trying to make Sikhism a part of the Hindu religion.”
“The Shiv Sena leader, Durga Prasad Gupta, too was doing the same thing,” the letter said. Gupta was shot dead at Lalheri Chowk in Khanna on April 23.
The police commissioner said efforts are being made to track the IP address from where the e-mail originated and authenticate the letter.