Shiv Sena faction district chief shot at in Jalandhar

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: Feb 17, 2016 08:33 IST
The suspected attackers as caught by a CCTV camera near the crime spot where Deepak Kamboj (right) was shot at in Jalandhar on Tuesday. (Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)

Two unidentified motorcycle-borne men shot at the district in-charge of Shiv Sena (Uttar Bharat), a faction of the Shiv Sena, Deepak Kamboj, 35, here on Tuesday afternoon.

Kamboj, whose father Vinay Jalandhari is the chief of the outfit, received bullet injury below the knee on his right leg. He was attacked outside the Shiv Jyoti Public School in Deen Dayal Upadhyay Nagar of the city, when he had gone to pick up his two children from school.

The footage of a CCTV camera installed outside a nearby house showed two men with hoods on their heads, riding a Yamaha FZ silver-red bike, stopping for a few seconds (2.41pm) near a park, probably near Deepak, who is not visible though.

As per eyewitnesses, the one riding pillion fired three shots at Deepak and the duo fled. Two of shots, however, missed the target.

Injured, Deepak called his younger brother Vikas, who, along with his father, reached the spot and took him to a hospital.

Soon, a battery of police officials reached the crime scene. The cops scanned the footages of CCTV cameras installed outside the school and nearby houses. A shell was also recovered from the site.

Prominent among those who visited Deepak in the hospital were Jalandhar North MLA and CPS KD Bhandari, deputy commissioner Kamal Kishore Yadav and police commissioner Yurinder Singh Hayer.

As per details, Deepak had been provided security, but his gunmen were not with him on Tuesday.

Claiming that his son had received threats from ‘Khalistani’ outfits earlier this month, including a call from Pakistan, Vinay Jalandhari said they had lodged lodged complaints with the police against the threats.

He said eight months ago, the police had withdrawn the escort vehicle provided to the family.

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