Dhadrianwale attack: 9 suspects held, 4 cars impounded by Ludhiana police

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: May 18, 2016 17:33 IST
Police at the spot where the cavalcade of Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale was attacked in Ludhiana on Tuesday. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

A day after the attack on Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale, in which one of his followers was killed , police claim to have rounded up nine suspects who are being interrogated for their involvement in the crime.

CCTV footage has helped cops in gaining vital leads about the assailants. Near the ‘chabeel’ where heavily armed assailants opened indiscriminate fire at Dhadrianwale’s vehicle, CCTV cameras were installed. Not only the assailants but also details about the vehicles used have been captured in the CCTV footage. Police have ruled out a terror angle behind this attack.

Footage captured by the CCTV cameras. (HT Photo)

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The post mortem of Bhupinder Singh, who was gunned down in the attack, was conducted in the civil hospital Wednesday morning.

A large number of followers protested at the Samrala chowk, demanding arrest of the killers.

Supporters of Bhupinder Singh, who was killed in the attack on Dhadrianwale, staging a protest at Samrala chowk in Ludhiana on Wednesday. (JS Grewal/ HT Photo)

Traffic at the Samrala chowk came to a standstill, causing inconvenience to scores of commuters, as followers opened the door of the ambulance in which the Bhupinder Singh’s body was kept.

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Senior police officers assured the protesters that the four cars used in the crime had been impounded and nine suspects had been rounded up. Subsequently, the crowd dispersed.

Bhupinder Singh supporters with the body. (JS Grewal/ HT Photo)

Cremation of the deceased will take place at Dhakkiwale at noon.

Unidentified gunmen had opened fire at Dhadrianwale’s cavalcade near Ludhiana on Tuesday, leaving his follower dead. The 36-year-old preacher, however, escaped with minor injuries in a well-planned bid to eliminate him.

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