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Punjab Shiv Sena leader’s son shot at in Jalandhar


Jalandhar, Feb 16 (IANS) A son of a Shiv Sena leader in Punjab’s Jalandhar city was on Tuesday shot at and critically injured by unidentified assailants, police said.

Deepak, son of Shiv Sena leader Vinay Jalandhari, was shot at by two motorcycle-borne assailants outside a school in Deen Dyal Upadhaya Nagar locality on Tuesday afternoon as Deepak arrived there to pick up his children.

Deepak was rushed to a nearby private hospital here, 150 km from Chandigarh.

Police said CCTV footage from the school and other areas showed that the assailants had covered their heads and faces. The rear number plate of the motorcycle used in the crime was missing.

Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh on Tuesday condemned the murderous attack on Deepak.

Expressing grave concern over such incidents, Amarinder Singh said it was the third incident of its kind in the state in the past one month.

“Two similar incidents took place in Ludhiana earlier and police were yet to identify the culprits,” the Congress leader said in a statement here.

Amarinder Singh flayed the Akali-BJP government in Punjab for its failure to identify and arrest the guilty.

Unidentified miscrants had fired at a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ‘shakha’ in Ludhiana on January 18. No one was injured. In the second incident in Kidwai Nagar in Ludhiana, a single shot was fired by a person at one of the participants at an RSS ‘shakha’.

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