Suspicion that his friend Johny Lamba was trying to get him arrested prompted gangster Gaurav Sharma, alias Goru Bachcha, to plan his murder. And Goru nearly succeeded in what he intended on Thursday had the luck not been on Johny’s side, who survived despite shot six times.
Johny, a resident of Railway quarters, is undergoing treatment and is stated to be stable.
Goru is also accused of killing three-wheeler driver Vikrant Kumar alias Vicky (25) of Himmat Singh Nagar on April 7. After Vicky’s murder, Goru was on the run and the police had been raiding his hideouts. Goru suspected that Johny was passing the information about his movements to the police and decided to eliminate him.
Goru reportedly came to Ludhiana a few days back and was spotted outside the railway station here in a Maruti Swift car, which he also used on Thursday when Johny was attacked.
Sources said one of the cops investigating Vicky’s murder was in touch with Johny to get information about Goru’s whereabouts.
On Thursday, Goru first hugged Johny at a fixed location in Manjit Nagar and then pumped in six bullets into his body.
Division 5 SHO inspector Beant Juneja said a case of attempt to murder has been registered against Goru Bachcha and his unidentified accomplices.
He said Johny’s condition was stable after removal of four bullets from his body.
He said one bullet had hit Johny’s mobile phone kept in the shirt’s pocket, thus saving his life. Johny is also facing trial in several cases.