RSS leader Gagneja still critical, Rs 10 lakh reward for info on assailants

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar/Ludhiana
  • Updated: Aug 09, 2016 10:20 IST
A CCTV grab of the attackers released by the police in Jakandhar on Monday. (HT Photo)

As Punjab Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh vice-president Jagdish Gagneja , who was severely injured after being shot at by two bike-borne assailants, continued to be critical, the Jalandhar police on Monday announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh on information about his attackers.

Gagneja was attacked near the Red Cross market which is yards away from the naka. The police control room received a call about the attack at 8.28 pm and an alert was sounded.

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Police also released CCTV camera grabs of the two assailants and suspended head constable Raghubir Singh, who was present at Skylark Chowk police naka, for failing to respond quickly to the situation.

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As per eyewitness Parmod Kannojiya, Gagnej was shot at around 8.15 pm. It was Kannojiya and his friend Ravi who took Gagneja to Satyam Hospital at Kapurthala Chowk which is around 3 km from the crime spot. They reached Satyam within 10 minutes and stayed there for 20 minutes.

After doctors declined to operate on Gagneja, they took back him to Patel Hospital which is 150 metres from the crime scene.

The eyewitness said the city police never came to Satyam Hospital. Kannojiya said when he reached Patel Hospital at 9 pm, the entire police top brass was there.

The first information report (FIR) doesn’t mention about Satyam Hospital anywhere. It stated attackers came from the side of Skylark Chowk naka and after opening fire at Gagneja, they fled from the same route.

In Ludhiana, GS Wander, director, Hero DMC Heart Institute, said the RSS leader was examined by a team of senior doctors of PGIMER and DMCH on Monday morning.


Sources said police have established that attackers came from the Phagwara side. Police teams are scanning all CCTV cameras on the main road.

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