Shiv Sena activist shot at, third incident in Punjab in a month

Shiv Sena activist shot at, third incident in Punjab in a month
Posted at: Feb 16, 2016, 6:01 PM; last updated: Feb 16, 2016, 6:03 PM (IST)
Police personnel inspecting the spot where a Shiv Sena leader was shot at in Jalandhar on Tuesday. — A Tribune photo

Nikhil Bhardwaj

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, February 16

Deepak Jalandhari, son of Vinay Jalandhari, president of Shiv Sena (North India), was shot at by two motorcycle-borne, unidentified assailants outside a school at Deen Dyal Upadhaya Nagar here this afternoon.Deepak who, too, is an activist of the party had gone to pick up his children on his scooter from Shiv Jyoti Public School when the incident occurred. At 2.41 pm, when schoolchildren had just started coming out two youth came on a bike and fired three shots, said an eyewitness.

While two shots missed Deepak, the third one brushed past his knee. He was immediately rushed to a private hospital.The incident created a scare and chaos outside the school. Police officials, including DCP Sandeep Sharma, came rushing to the site and began investigations into the incident.CCTV footage from a camera installed in front of the school showed that the two youth came on a Yamaha FZ bike which had a plain white plate and did not bear a registration number.The footage also showed that the bikers were wearing hooded pullovers and had their heads covered.Arvind Kamboj, a family member, said Deepak had got threats earlier too.

“The police had provided him four security guards. But incidentally he did not take them along to the school when he was attacked.”This is the third incident of its kind reported in the state in last one month.On January 16, two unidentified people had fired at a ground in new Kidwai Nagar Park before a meeting of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Shakha.The incident was caught on a CCTV camera nearby. Two people on a motorcycle with their heads covered with monkey caps shot at the assembly ground, a police official had said, adding that their faces could not be seen due to the caps. On February 3, two bikers had shot at Punjab Shiv Sena (Youth Wing) president Amit Arora in Ludhiana.

Source: The Tribune