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CISF personnel in Akali leader Majithia’s security team killed after SUV collides with truck

The car involved in the mishap was Majithia’s escort vehicle, but had been left behind, and had five CISF men on board. The victim was Guddu Kumar of Bihar.

punjab Updated: Oct 11, 2019 09:44 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Moga
The mangled SUV that was carrying five CISF personnel, part of Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia’s security team.
The mangled SUV that was carrying five CISF personnel, part of Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia’s security team. (HT Photo )
         

A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel, deployed in the security detail of former Punjab revenue minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia, was killed after their Toyota Innova collided with a truck on the Kotkapura bypass bridge, in Moga, after midnight on Wednesday. The cavalcade comprised four SUVs; Majithia, who was in another SUV, was unhurt.

The car involved in the mishap was the escort vehicle, but had been left behind, and had five CISF men on board. The victim was Guddu Kumar, 34, of Bihar; the injured are Kamal Kant, Vimal, Gurbhej Singh and Digvijay.

Majithia was on his way to Muktsar from Jalandhar. “Majithia is safe. He was coming to Muktsar, when the incident took place, where he was scheduled to stay for the night. He was to address rallies in Jalalabad on Thursday,” said SAD leader Parambans Singh Romana.  

DSP (city) Paramjit Singh Sandhu said a case had been registered against the unidentified truck driver, who is absconding. “The injured were admitted to the Moga Civil Hospital after the accident, before being referred to the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana,” he added.

A case has been registered under sections 304-A (causing death due to negligence) and 279 (rash driving) of the IPC at the Moga City South police station. 

First Published: Oct 10, 2019 23:56 IST

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