In what seems to be yet another gang war in Gurgaon, the driver of a municipal councillor was shot dead by five men in the intervening hours of Saturday and Sunday. A few hours later, police said one of the suspects was shot at twice but escaped with injuries.
Police said the deceased has been identified as Ashok (25), the driver of councilor Binder Gujjar.
The incident took place at about 2 am when Ashok was on his way back home from a movie. He received five bullet injuries on various parts of his body. Locals found Ashok in a Swift Dzire, which was parked on Basai road, and made a PCR call.
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According to police, Gujjar is a former gangster. Police suspect this was a personal war between two gangs.
Police said Gujjar registered an FIR under sections 302 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against one Manish Khurana of the Sandeep Gandoli ‘gang’ on Sunday. Police said both Gujjar and Manish used to be gang members a few years ago.
Sources revealed that Gujjar and Manish were involved in a personal spat. Investigation revealed that Manish too had filed an FIR (no 1197) under sections 148, 149, 307 and 120(B) of the IPC against Gujjar on September 20, 2015, in which he accused Gujjar of trying to kill him.
Following the attack on Ashok, police said Manish was also attacked and shot at twice at 9 am Sunday by six unidentified men at Arjun Nagar. Police suspect Gujjar instigated the attack in revenge. Both have been at loggerheads for years, said an officer.
“The case is under investigation. Things are still uncertain as it involves a history of gangwar between the members. So, it won’t be possible to comment on the issue right away,” said Anil Kumar, ACP (City).
Police said Ashok’s attackers are yet to identified and the motive to be ascertained. But police have identified two men out of the six who attacked Manish – Durgesh and Pancham.
In an incident in 2011, Gujjar — then a candidate in the municipal elections — had been shot at and injured in an attack on him and his associate, Anil Kakran.
Anil was shot dead on the spot. In this case too, Gujjar had accused the Gandoli gang of attacking him.