Motorcycle-borne men gun down shop owner, injure father in Ludhiana
Two motorcycle-borne men shot dead a mobile phone shop owner, Girish Manocha, 29, and critically injured his father, Joginderpal Manocha, 60, at their house in Janta Colony on Rahon Road on Wednesday night.
Joginderpal took a bullet to his neck and is undergoing treatment at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, where his condition is stated to be critical.
As per information, Joginderpal’s cousin Rajinder was behind the attack. A monetary dispute is said to be the reason behind the crime. Police say the accused, who is now on the run, had allegedly hired contract killers and instructed them to kill Joginderpal and both his sons Girish Manocha and Munish Manocha.
As per information, two masked men knocked on the door of the Manochas’ residence on late Wednesday night. As soon as Joginderpal opened the door, the accused opened fire on him.He took two bullets and fell down on the floor. Girish, who was standing behind his father, tried to run to his room but the assailants shot him on his back. He succumbed to the bullet wounds at the hospital. Girish had got married only six months ago.
Munish, who was in his room at the time, luckily escaped unhurt.
ASSAILANTS MADE WHATSAPP CALL TO ACCUSED
Assistant commissioner of police (ACP, North) Gurbinder Singh said that while fleeing, the assailants made a WhatsApp call to Rajinder. One of the assailants has been identified as Monu of Chhawni Mohalla. Police have booked the accused and the two assailants for murder.
“A total of five bullets were fired, out of which four shells have been recovered. Both the assailants were possessing pistols,” he added.
“As per information, Rajinder and Joginderpal had a monetary dispute. How much money was involved will be ascertained after the arrest of Rajinder,” said the ACP. Joginderpal had reportedly transferred the ownership of a house in Chhawni Mohalla in Rajinder’s name and also given him a Hyundai Creta car. After Joginderpal stopped paying instalments of the car, a dispute erupted between them.
MAIN ACCUSED HAS CRIMINAL BACKGROUND
Police say Rajinder already has a criminal background. In 2009, he had allegedly poured acid on a woman but a settlement was brokered in the case. The victim’s son had then started working at Joginderpal’s house and also started staying there.
Rajinder had also attacked Munish with a sharp-edged weapon earlier and this case is still under trial in the court.
Delhi's single-day tally dropped for the fifth consecutive day on Monday after 377 people tested positive for the virus, according to the health bulletin data. Following the latest additions, the cumulative Covid-19 tally of Delhi touched 19,00,735. Fresh fatalities also dipped with one patient succumbing to Covid-19 as opposed to three on Sunday, the bulletin data revealed. Delhi's death toll now reached 26,196.
The Lucknow Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee condemned the killing of two Sikhs by Islamic terrorists in Peshawar on Sunday. To register our protest, the committee has decided to burn an effigy of Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday for not controlling terrorism in his country. The terrorists have targeted minorities and forced them to either convert to Islam or flee the land of their forefathers, said committee president Rajendra Singh Bagga.
A day after leader of opposition Devendra Fadnavis launched a frontal attack on the Shiv Sena and accused it of diluting its commitment to Hindutva for the sake of power, the ruling Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi has responded with a similar offensive. In his rally on Sunday, Fadnavis had equated the tri-party MVA government to the Babri mosque, claiming that he would not rest till he brought it down.
Mumbai: About 27 years after they booked flats in a residential project at Kopar Khairane in Navi Mumbai, two residents of Lokhandwala will receive amounts equal to seven times the price of the flats as the builder failed to complete the project and handover over ready flats. In April 1996, the Debt Recovery Tribunal at Mumbai had attached the under-construction building, which was also attached by the Income Tax department in January 2003.
LUCKNOW After days of unrelenting heatwave, Lucknow saw a slight dip in the maximum temperature (41.8 degrees Celsius) as compared to Sunday (42 degrees) while Sangam city (Prayagraj) remained the hottest place in Uttar Pradesh at 45.8 degrees Celsius, down from 46.9 degrees the previous day. Banda, which had been scorching for two days, experienced a drop in day temperature (45 degrees Celsius) on Monday, down from 49 degrees on Sunday.