18 members of 2 gangs booked for opening fire, murder attempt in Amritsar

The incident is stated to be an outcome of gang rivalry between two groups

18 members of 2 gangs booked for opening fire, murder attempt in Amritsar

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, January 16

Tall claims of heavy security in the holy city have fallen flat following a cross-firing between two groups at Fateh Singh Colony in the Anngarh area here on late Friday evening.

The incident is stated to be an outcome of gang rivalry between two groups. Following preliminary probe, the police have booked 18 persons of two groups on the charge of opening fire at each other and murder bid.

Among those booked are Harpartap Singh, Shamsher Singh, Gora Phuleri, Sunny Baba, Bunty Patwari, Chibu, Ishang, Yuvi, Sonu and Mohit. “No arrest has been made till now. Further investigation is under progress,” said the police.

ASI Gurmail Singh, in-charge, Anngarh police chowki, and Investigating Officer in the case, said the police received an information about firing outside the residence of Harpartap Singh following a quarrel. Police teams reached the spot where eyewitnesses told them that Shamsher Singh and his accomplices had quarreled with Harpartap, the ASI said. They pelted each other with bricks and fired 12 gunshots at each other, the ASI added. Two years ago, both group had quarreled with each other in which Harpartap was injured, the ASI said.

“A fresh case under Sections 307, 336, 506, 323, 148 and 149, IPC, and Sections 25, 54 and 59, Arms Act, has been registered against both the groups and raids are on to nab them,” the ASI added.

Unidentified persons open fire at two brothers, booked

Amritsar: Harjinder Singh and his elder bother Davinder Singh, both residents of the Maqboolpura police station area, were injured, when some unknown persons entered into a verbal duel with the latter and later opened fire at them. Harjinder told the police that the incident occurred late on Friday night, when he heard noises outside his house. Harjinder said he came out and found that his elder brother Davinder and two unknown persons were having an argument over some issue. “I tried to intervene, but they took out a pistol and opened fire at us. My brother sustained a bullet injury on his right foot, while my right ankle was injured. Thereafter, the accused fled on a scooter,” Harjinder said. The Maqboolpura police have registered a case under Sections 307 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act against unidentified persons. Investigating Officer ASI Harjit Singh said a probe was underway to identify the accused. OC

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