AAP leader shot at in Dera Baba Nanak; security tightened

Dera Baba Nanak

Gurdaspur, May 9: Two masked persons fired shots at Dera Baba Nanak AAP candidate Gurpartap Singh Khushalpur late last night following which the police tightened the security in the area. Khushalpur and his four supporters escaped unhurt.

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Senior police officers of Batala police district, including SSP Deepak Hilori, rushed to the spot around midnight.

The SSP said a case under Section 307 IPC (attempt to murder) had been registered against two unidentified people. “We are investigating the matter. We have got some clues and are working on them. The CCTV footage procured from various sources is being studied. Five shots were fired, of which two hit the vehicle of Khushalpur,” said the SSP.

Khushalpur was once close to former Cabinet Minister SS Langah and also remained the chairman of Punjab Labourfed. The AAP leader said: “I returned from a party meeting around 10 pm last night and was accompanied by four of my colleagues. As I parked my car outside my residence, three gunshots were fired on the side where I was sitting. Another two hit the bonnet. I saw one of the accused as a cloth covering his face fell off. I can recognise him if he is produced before me.

”AAP leaders from Gurdaspur, Dinanagar and Qadian reached the spot. Dinanagar leader Joginder Singh Chhina said state party convener Gurpreet Singh Waraich and Leader of Opposition HS Phoolka had been apprised of the matter. “They will visit Dera Baba Nanak after finishing their engagements in New Delhi,” he said.

News Source: http://www.tribuneindia.com

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