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SAD (A) leader among 3 booked for opening fire on former ASI

HT Live Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, March 07, 2013
First Published: 21:07 IST(7/3/2013) | Last Updated: 21:08 IST(7/3/2013)

The local police have booked the district president of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) and his two sons for allegedly opening fire on a retired assistant sub-inspector and his son at his office in Dharampura on Thursday.

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The accused, Anoop Singh Sandhu and his sons, Billa and Sonu, have not been arrested yet.

The victim, Major Singh (62), was rushed to Christian Medical College and Hospital with bullet injuries in his left arm and leg. His condition is stated to be stable. The accused and the victim are reportedly relatives.

The police have recovered the revolver used in the crime from the office of the victim. Deepinder Singh, son of Major Singh, is vice-president of Youth Akali Dal (Badal).

In his complaint to the police, Deepinder said they had one-acre land at Kakka Dhaula village. He alleged that Anoop Singh and his sons wanted to grab their property.

Deepinder alleged that he and his father were at their office from where they practice property consultancy at Dharampur. Meanwhile, the accused, who are their neighbours, appeared there and opened fire at them.

Singh alleged that the accused fired four shots at them, of which two hit his father, while he had a narrow escape. After opening fire, the accused fled the scene, but left their weapon behind.

Meanwhile, Sukhraj Kaur, a relative of the accused, claimed Major and his son had hatched a conspiracy to entangle her relatives in a fake case.

She alleged that Major shot himself and registered a case against the members of their family to grab the piece of land at Kakka Dhaula village.

Sub-inspector Randhir Singh, SHO, Division Number 6 police station, said a case had been registered against Anoop Singh Sandhu and his sons, Billa and Sonu, under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC. He said the accused would be arrested after investigating the matter.

Major Singh was deputed in Ludhiana district as an ASI. He had retired from the force around four years ago.

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