Docs say ‘marginal’ improvement in RSS leader Gagneja’s condition

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana/Jalandhar
  • Updated: Aug 11, 2016 11:30 IST
Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leader Jagdish Gagneja is still on ventilator. (HT File Photo)

Three days after he was admitted to Hero DMC Heart Institute here, state vice-president of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Brigadier Jagdish Gagneja (retd), on Wednesday, showed ‘marginal’ signs of improvement in his health.

The doctors said the improvement was “4%” in medical terms and he was on the ventilator and critical. Dr GS Wander, chief cardiologist and head of research, said that there was marginal improvement in the condition of Gagneja but that was not something major.

A day after he met union home minister Rajnath Singh to apprise him of the condition of Gagneja, national vice-president of BJP Avinash Rai Khanna visited the DMC and met the family of the RSS leader.

Khanna said that the state and the central governments were working in co-ordination not only to nab the attackers of Gagneja, but also to save his life.

Khanna said that the police were working in the right direction and “the culprits would be arrested soon”, he said, adding that it was for the first time that a reward and a government job has been promised to the person providing information about the accused.

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Cops are still clueless about the accused four days after the incident. Various police teams are camping in many areas of Jalandhar, including Deep Nagar road, Phagwara road, and others in a bid to find a clue to trace attackers. Police are also quizzing licence holders of .32 bore weapons in the city and seeking the records of firing from them.

Police commissioner Arpit Shukla claimed that they had got a few leads in the case that cannot be shared at this stage.

So far, police have only footage from the security cameras installed on the various roads, which had helped police to get the description of the attackers and know that they were on a Bajaj motorcycle.

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