A worker of Aam Aadmi Party died on Sunday evening after a local Akali Dal leader opened fire in village Bhinder Kalan of Dharamkot in Moga following a clash over a personal land dispute that both parties were engaged in. Former sarpanch of Akali Dal, Jagsir Singh, allegedly opened fire after having heated argument with AAP worker Jagroop Singh.
Jagroop was rushed to Dayanand Medical College & Hospital (DMCH) of Ludhiana where he succumbed to bullet injuries. Sources said bullet hit him in his chest near the heart.
The Moga police when contacted for details was not even aware about ‘any firing incident in the area’. Moga SSP Snehdeep Sharma told The Indian Express that ‘he will get details from Dharamkot police station but is not aware of any such incident till now’. When The Indian Express contacted Dharamkot SHO Satwinder Singh he said ‘details are yet to be gathered’.
Meanwhile, sources from Moga police told The Indian Express that both parties were having a land dispute. They added that on Sunday Jagsir Singh along with his accomplices Rajvir and Manjit reached the site and started ploughing the land forcibly to which Jagroop objected. “The arguments heated up and both parties entered physical clash after which Jagsir opened fire,” said sources.
Ayush Chaku, spokesperson DMCH said that Jagroop Singh of Moga who was admitted in the emergency died while undergoing treatment. He was brought in very critical state. Another AAP worker Prithpal Singh was also injured and admitted in hospital. His condition is stable. Akali leader’s accomplices Rajvir and Manjit were also injured and are stable now.
“It was their personal dispute but we got to know that Jagroop worked for AAP in Lok Sabha polls. So we came here as courtesy gesture,” said AAP Ludhiana west candidate Ahbaab Grewal.
AAP Dakha candidate and Supreme Court lawyer HS Phoolka has demanded immediate registration of FIR. “I have been told that FIR will be registered in Dharamkot police station but we want immediate registration of Zero FIR which can be registered in any police station. Police is unwilling to do that,” said Phoolka to The Indian Express.