Panchkula:More than dozens of assailants attacked the state president of Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) and his driver in Amravati Enclave, few meters away from Police Post during broad daylight on Sunday.
Bhupinder Singh alias Babbu, 32, escaped the attack somehow whereas his driver Mange Ram sustained minor injuries. According to the police officials, a complaint was given by the driver who informed that around dozen of persons in three different cars including one SUV came near the under-construction home of the state president at around 10.30 am and attacked them.
The victim used to visit the same site on daily basis with his driver following which the attack was planned, claims police. On the other hand Babbu claimed that recently he had complained about illegal land mining in the area to which the authorities took strict action against all the accused and that was the reason he was been attacked.
As one of the assailants fired a bullet on Babbu, he escaped and ran away from the spot towards Amravati Police Post which was just 200 metres away. Following this his driver also managed to escape the attack but sustained minor injuries as the assailants attacked him with sharp-edged weapons. The attackers started following them but as both the victims entered the police post, they returned back and damaged the SUV of Babbu with iron rods and hockey sticks and fled away as soon as a team of police officials reached the spot.
The driver of the car along with Babbu was taken to Panchkula Civil Hospital Sector 6 and after conduction of the medical, the police registered a case under section 307 (Attempt to Murder) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of Arms Act against Amit and Jitendra, both resident of Paploa village, Gopal, Happy, Sishu and Pali, all resident of Sukho Majri, Bomik Chandel resident of Kalka, Pinky, Deepa, Khandu, Tara, Simpy and Sanju among others at Pinjore police station.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (Kalka), Rajesh Kumar, said, “Victim had some old rivalry over a matter with the accused following which he was being attacked. However one out of all accused is a distant relative and we have initiated inquest proceedings into the matter.’’
A bullet shell and a sharp-edged weapon have also been recovered from the spot, told the officials. ACP Kalka, Station House Officer (Pinjore), a team of forensic experts along with a team of other police officials visited and inspected the spot.
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