Police and locals outside the canteen where two dera followers shot on Saturday evening. Tribune photo 25 Feb 2017 | 11:21 PM
KHANNA: Two Dera Sacha Sauda followers were allegedly shot dead by unidentified persons outside a ‘Naam Charcha’ canteen near Jagra bridge on Saturday evening.[ + read story ]
Mohit Khanna & Mahesh Sharma
Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, February 25
Two Dera Sacha Sauda followers were allegedly shot dead by unidentified persons outside a ‘Naam Charcha’ canteen near Jagra bridge on Saturday evening.
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The incident took place around 8pm when Satpal (70) and his son Ramesh (40) came outside the canteen and were reportedly headed towards their home in Mandi Ahmedgarh. Two bike-borne assailants arrived there and sprayed bullets on them.
Both died on the spot.
DIG (Ludhiana range) SK Kalia said a .32-bore pistol was used in the crime. He said investigation is on. Six empty shells have been recovered from the crime scene, said a source.
Panic gripped the area after several dera supporters gathered at the spot. The father-son duo was running a cloth shop and reported to be associated with dera for a long time. They had taken the contract of the canteen a fortnight ago.
Police are checking the CCTV installed near the crime scene. Police personnel in large numbers have been deployed in the area following the incident.
A murder case has been registered in this regard, police said, adding security has been beefed up around the areas. — With PTI inputs
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