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SAD leader Manjeet Singh shot at in Rajouri Garden

Shiromani Akali Dal’s (SAD) Delhi general secretary Manjeet Singh was allegedly shot at by two unidentified youths in Chand Nagar area while he was campaigning for the party in Rajouri Garden on Friday.

Shiromani Akali Dal’s (SAD) Delhi general secretary Manjeet Singh was allegedly shot at by two unidentified youths in Chand Nagar area while he was campaigning for the party in Rajouri Garden on Friday. According to the SAD,Manjeet Singh was shot at after he finished a padyatra and had got out of his car to meet more people. “Two youths rode up to him on a motorcycle. One had his face covered with a handkerchief and the other was wearing a helmet,” Parminder Pal Singh,a spokesperson for the party,said.

One of the two allegedly shot at Manjeet Singh. “He ducked in time and missed the bullet. He wasn’t injured,” Parminder said.

The party alleged that the shooting was politically motivated. In a statement,the party claimed that the shooting was an attempt on Manjeet Singh’s life and an attempt to derail SAD’s successful campaign in the constituency. “Our candidate Manjinder Singh Sirsa is on the verge of a humongous victory. Fearing this,this was an attempt by the parties in opposition who wished to stop this,” Parminder Pal Singh said. A case has been registered in the Tilak Nagar police station under Section 307/34 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code.

AAP worker commits suicide <\b>

An Aam Aadmi Party volunteer from Zaffrabad allegedly shot himself dead on Saturday. The volunteer,Arvind Malik (34),is survived by his wife and two children. According to police,Malik may have taken the extreme step due to family problems. “It is possible that some family issues forced him to take the drastic step. We don’t yet know where he got the gun from,” a police officer said. Malik was rushed to GTB hospital,where he was declared dead on arrival. AAP,in a statement,mourned “the death of a comrade”. “This morning he shot himself using a weapon belonging to a family member. We understand that he took this step due to family issues,” it said.