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Villager injured in firing at SAD MLA’s poll meeting venue in Nakodar

Nakodar, January 20

One person was injured in an incident of firing at Chuhar village of Nakodar on Thursday. The incident occurred at the venue of an election rally organised by SAD MLA Gurpartap Wadala. The MLA had left the venue when the firing took place.

MLA Gurpartap Wadala said he had called an election meeting of the village and had left 15 minutes before the incident took place.

He confirmed that the victim, who is the driver of former sarpanch of the village, too, had attended the meeting.

The village youth and some outsiders had a verbal duel and had even clashed each other with wooden rods before the firing took place.

The MLA said his meeting had taken place in a very peaceful atmosphere and the clash had no political colour. “It was their personal fight,” he added.

Meanwhile, SDM-cum-Returning Officer, Nakodar, Poonam Singh has issued notice to District president of SAD in connection with firing incident during a public gathering on Thursday evening. She said no one could be allowed to violate the rules and restrictions imposed by Election Commission.

The situation became tense after the incident in which a youth identified as Sarabjit Singh of Churrh village in Nakodar was seriously injured after an Akali Dal’s public rally was fired on today in Chuhar village under Nakodar Sadar police station.

He was immediately admitted to the Civil Hospital, where he was referred to Jalandhar due to his critical condition.

DSP Lakhwinder Singh Mall rushed to the site after getting the information about the firing.

Police parties reached the spot and started investigation into the matter. DSP Mall said the police have registered a case against five persons identified as Gurpreet,Vishal, Aakash and Labha and one unknown villager.

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