The police on Saturday arrested two PUSU student leaders who shot at campus president of Student Organisation of India (SOI) — the student wing of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) — on Friday evening.
The accused have been identified as PUSU (Panjab University Students’ Union) state president Resham Godara and campus president Navaldeep Singh, whereas Randeep Kharod, Rinda and Shusham Nonia, who have also been named in the firstinformation report, are yet to be arrested.
The police are conducting raids at different places to nab them.
Deputy superintendent if police (central) Satish Kumar said an old rivalry could be the reason behind the attack and the accused, during preliminary investigation, claimed that during a fashion show at the university law auditorium, the assailants had got into an altercation with the victim over some issue.
“We have already deputed three different teams to nab other accused. We are yet to recover the weapon used in the crime,” he added.
The police have booked five persons by name and several unidentified youths under Section 307 (attempt to murder), 147 (punishment for rioting), 148 (rioting), armed with deadly weapon), 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) and 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) of the Indian Penal Code at the Sector 11 police station.
To take stock of the situation, PU registrar Col GS Chadha (Retd) held a meeting on Friday. Several recommendations like banning the entry of twowheelers emerged after the meeting.