Shot Punjab RSS leader Jagdish Gagnejaleader critical, shifted to Ludhiana hospital

| Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 18:06
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Chandigarh: Senior Punjab RSS leader Brig (retd) Jagdish Gagneja, who was shot at in Jalandhar, continued to be in critical condition and was shifted to a Ludhiana hospital on Sunday afternoon.
Gagneja was shot thrice near the busy Jyoti Chowk in Jalandhar city, about 150 km from Chandigarh, on Saturday evening.
The senior Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leader was shifted to the Hero Heart DMC Hospital in Ludhiana under heavy security. He was earlier admitted in a private hospital in Jalandhar after the shooting.
Tight security arrangements were in place in and around the hospitals in Jalandhar and Ludhiana.
The right-wing leader and his wife were in his car when he was shot at by two masked assailants as he got out of the vehicle.
The assailants fled from the spot after firing. They also fired in the air to scare people.
Condemning the attack, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal directed the police to track down the attackers. He said the attack was aimed at disturbing the communal harmony in the state.
The police is strengthening security around offices of right-wing organisations in Punjab. Some leaders of the RSS and Shiv Sena have already been provided security.
Shiv Sena leader Durga Prasad Gupta was shot dead in Punjab's Khanna town, 75 km from here, in April this year. Gupta, who was provided security by the police, was alone when the attack occurred.
In two separate incidents, unidentified persons fired shots at Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) activists in Ludhiana city earlier this year.
Shiv Sena leader Harinder Soni was shot at by unidentified assailants while he was on a walk in Gurdaspur town in April last year.

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