Shiv Sena (Hindustan) suspends leader who got himself shot

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: May 02, 2016 12:14 IST
National president of Shiv Sena (Hindustan) Pawan Gupta (centre)addressing the media in Jalandhar on Sunday. (Pardeep Pandit/HT)

Shiv Sena (Hindustan) on Sunday announced suspension of its district in-charge Deepak Kamboj, 35, who is in the dock for orchestrating an attack on himself on February 16. The organisation has formed a three-member committee to probe the matter in 15 days.

Addressing a press conference, the outfit’s national president Pawan Kumar Gupta said that if committee found Deepak guilty, he would be expelled from the party.

Attack orchestrated on self: Police withdraw security to Shiv Sena leader

Gupta, however, said they will meet chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and director general of police (DGP) Suresh Arora on May 5, seeking a high-level probe to bring out the truth. He said they will raise some points, which needed in-depth investigations.

Gupta also cast aspersions on the motive of some Sikh bodies, which were demanding registration of a case against Deepak’s father Vinay Jalandhari, who is outfit’s national vice-president.

Gupta said Deepak and his father joined Shiv Sena (Hindustan) only after the February “attack” after quitting Shiv Sena (Uttar Bharat).

Deepak’s father Vinay who was also present at the press conference refuted the allegations against his son, saying Deepak is not able to walk properly due to the bullet injury.

Earlier, the police had claimed that to gain publicity and maximum security cover, Deepak got himself injured by asking his two friends to fire at him.

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