Now, police smell rat in ‘attack’ on Ludhiana Shiv Sena leader

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jun 22, 2016 22:43 IST
Police at the hospital after Amit Arora was attacked in February. (HT Photo)

After a leader of a faction of Shiv Sena was booked for orchestrating attack on himself, Shiv Sena youth wing’s Punjab president Amit Arora, 35, who was allegedly shot at on February 3 this year, too did the same to get a security cover and publicity, if the sources in the police are to be believed.

The police had suspected the claims of Arora from Day One, especially after they recovered the shell of bullet from his car that he was driving at the time of the ‘attack’.

Sources said Arora had claimed that he was fired at by two motorcycle-borne youths at the Basti Jodhewal Chowk from outside the car. His injuries on the neck and ear were on the opposite side, making the cops suspicious.

Though the top police officials were tight-lipped about the incident, sources said the police would register an FIR within a day or two against Arora, his gunman and an assistant, who was also involved in creating a drama.

Arora, a hosiery unit owner, had claimed that he was waiting for someone when the attackers fired at him.

The police had scanned the footage of CCTVs in the vicinity to identify the accused, but found nothing, sources said.

Police commissioner Jatinder Singh Aulakh did not confirm the development but said the police were very close to cracking the case. “Everything will be disclosed in a day or two,” he said.

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