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Shiv Sena youth leader shot at in Ludhiana

Right wing leader Amit Arora was injured in the neck and rushed to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), while his security gunman escaped unhurt

punjab Updated: Feb 04, 2016 00:15 IST
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Police at the hospital in Ludhiana where Amit Arora was admitted on Wednesday night.(HT photo)

Two motorcycle-borne men shot at and critically injured Punjab Shiv Sena youth wing president Amit Arora, 35, here on Wednesday night.

Police said Arora was injured in the neck and rushed to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), while his gunman escaped unhurt.

Police commissioner Paramraj Singh Umranangal and deputy commissioner of police Narinder Bhargava rushed to the incident site at Basti Jodhewal Chowk. A case of attempt to murder was registered.

Wednesday’s shooting comes a fortnight after local Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Naresh Kumar was shot at near Shaheedi Park in Kidwai Nagar. The culprits in that case are yet to be caught.

Arora, a hosiery unit owner, had arrived at Basti Jodhewal Chowk from the Jalandhar bypass in his car. He was driving and was apparently waiting for someone when the two motorcycle-borne men fired at him and fled.

The police have been scanning footage of CCTVs in the vicinity to identify the accused.

Punjab Shiv Sena chief Rajiv Tandon condemned the attack and demanded the arrest of the culprits.