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Two dera followers shot dead by unidentified assailants in KhannaPolice and locals outside the canteen where two dera followers shot on Saturday evening. Tribune photo

Two dera followers shot dead by unidentified assailants in Khanna

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.

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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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