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Road-rage firing: Akali leader, aide arrested in Amritsar

Six people were booked for attempt to murder in the road rage incident that took place on June 11. BJP leader Kabir Sharma was arrested on June 15 and had been sent to judicial remand.

punjab Updated: Jun 20, 2016 23:52 IST
HT Correspondent
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Akali leader Rajbir Singh Bhullar (in white turban) and his aide Lakhdeep Singh (in chequered shirt) in police custody in Amritsar on Monday(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

The police on Monday arrested Akali leader Rajbir Singh Bhullar and his aide Lakhdeep Singh for opening fire at a city-based doctor Gurbilas Singh a few days ago.

Six people were booked for attempt to murder in the road rage incident that took place on June 11. BJP leader Kabir Sharma was arrested on June 15 and had been sent to judicial remand.

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Station house officer (SHO,) civil lines police station, Sukhwinder Singh said the accused were arrested from the SP Park following a tip-off. “The other accused — Amarbir Singh, Padam and Prabhdeep Singh — are at large and raids are on to nab them,” he added.

What happened?

This incident took place when Dr Gurbilas was driving towards Basant Avenue and was obstructed by a white Toyota Fortuner (PN-02-0047) whose driver would not allow him to overtake. He honked twice and the SUV suddenly came to a halt, resulting in a collision.

As the doctor was parking his car along the road, a youth came out of the SUV and opened fire. Terrified, the doctor sped away. He was chased by the SUV occupants and his car was hit twice. The doctor then drove towards the DC’s residence and honked frantically to attract the attention of the police personnel there. But the accused reached there and pointed a revolver at him. They pulled him out of the vehicle and thrashed him mercilessly.

A policeman came to his rescue and took him inside the DC’s residence.