ANOTHER SHIV Sena leader was shot at in Jalandhar on Tuesday, making him the second leader from his party to be attacked in the state in the recent months. The incident occurred in broad daylight when Deepak Jalandhari, the Shiv Sena’s Jalandhar district president, was on his way to pick up his children from school.
Police said two bike-borne assailants opened fire at Jalandhari near the Shiv Jyoti Public School in Deen Dayal Upadhyay Nagar and fled. Jalandhari, also the son of Vinay Jalandhari, president of Shiv Sena’s North India unit, received a bullet in his leg.
He was rushed to a private hospital here and is said to be out of danger.
Sources said the assailants were wearing helmets and have been caught by CCTV cameras in the vicinity. Police are viewing the footage for clues.
Senior BJP leader and CPS K D Bhandari, Deputy Commissioner Kamal Kishore Yadav and Police Commissioner Yurinder Singh Hayer rushed to the spot on hearing of the incident.
The state has witnessed similar attacks on right-wing organisations in the recent months. While assailants shot at a RSS Shaka in Ludhiana’s Kidwai Nagar on January 19, there was a similar attack on Shiv Sena leader Amit Arora in the city on February 3.
Capt condemns attack
Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday condemned the attack on Deepak Jalandhari, a Shiv Sena activist in Jalandhar. In a statement issued here on Tuesday, the former CM expressed grave concern over such incidents saying it was third such incident in recent past. He pointed out that police were yet to identify the culprits in the earlier two incidents in Ludhiana. Captain Amarinder warned against allowing such incidents going unchecked