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Property dealer attacked with swords, sickles on busy Jalandhar road

A group of car-borne men attacked a property dealer with swords and sickles in full public view at Lamba Pind Chowk on the busy Kishanpura road in Santokhpura, Jalandhar, on Wednesday morning. The attack comes at a time when the city police are facing flak for the deteriorating law and order situation.

punjab Updated: Sep 01, 2016 15:33 IST
HT Correspondent
Accused Hardeep Singh in police custody in Jalandhar on Wednesday.
Accused Hardeep Singh in police custody in Jalandhar on Wednesday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT)

A group of car-borne men attacked a property dealer with swords and sickles in full public view at Lamba Pind Chowk on the busy Kishanpura road in Santokhpura, Jalandhar, on Wednesday morning. The attack comes at a time when the city police are facing flak for the deteriorating law and order situation.

The victim has been identified as Lal Chand Lalli, 32, of Guru Hargobind Nagar. He was admitted to a private hospital with injuries on his head and chest. The main accused, Hardeep Singh, alias Chhota Kala, of Chhoti Baradari, was arrested in the evening.

The victim, who also owns a tavern at Lamba Pind Chowk, was jailed in an attempt to murder case in 2014, before getting bail in December 2015. The case is still pending in a local court. His wife, Kuldeep Kaur, said Hardeep, who was also in jail at that time, had a scuffle with her husband. Lalli reportedly slapped him in front of other inmates. Kuldeep said Hardeep had been making threatening calls to her husband after coming out of jail recently.

When Lalli was on his way to court for a hearing on Wednesday morning, Hardeep and his aides allegedly waylaid him. Witnesses said Lalli fell off his bike after one of the two cars the assailants were travelling in hit it. The accused attacked the property dealer with sharp-edged weapons, before fleeing as passers-by raised the alarm. The victim was rushed to hospital, where his condition is stated to be stable after surgery.

Two teams led by sub-inspector Ashwani Kumar Nanda and CIA staff-1 head Angrej Singh arrested Hardeep from Boota Mandi in the evening. Deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Harjit Singh said Hardeep along with Kamalpreet Singh, Aman, Jagdish Kumar and other unidentified aides has been booked under Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon) and 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The absconding assailants will be arrested soon, said the DCP.

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