Local Congress counsellor injured in Amritsar firing, nine booked

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Aug 25, 2015 23:31 IST
Former congress councilor Joginderpal who was injured in the firing incident being taken to a private hospital in Amritsar.(HT Photo)

The Amritsar city police have booked nine people in connection with firing at local Congress counsellor Joginderpal, alias, Ginda, a resident of Gujjarpura, on Monday night, in which he suffered three bullet injuries.

Police said the armed accused came in a car and fired six shots at Ginda, of which three hit him in chest, waist and leg. As a result, said police, he fell on the ground and was rushed to a hospital.
Attending doctors said Ginda was out of danger, said sub-inspector (SI) Ramesh Chander of the C Division police station, who is investigating the case.

The SI attributed the incident to a dispute between the accused and the Ginda's family. "The accused had fired at Ginda and his kin at least four times in the past two years," said the SI.

Meanwhile, police have identified four accused as Bobby, Masti, Nageena, Gingi and Anand, and booked all nine under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), and 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and various sections of the Arms Act at the C Division police station.

However, none of the accused has been arrested so far.

The SI said raids were being conducted at different places to nab the accused.

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