2 persons booked for firing at Lopoke panchayat member

2 persons booked for firing at Lopoke panchayat member

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, September 25

The Lopoke police have booked two persons on the charge of murder bid after they fired at Jagjit Singh, member of Lopoke panchayat. The accused have been identified as Sukhbir Singh, alias Sukha, and Sukhbir Singh, son of Randhir Singh, both residents of Lopoke.

Jagjit Singh told the police that on Thursday evening, power supply to his house went off suddenly. He said he came out and saw that the electricity supply to neighbouring houses was on.

He said he went to the meter box and got to know that someone had disconnected the power supply to his house.

He said when they were connecting the supply, the accused came there while shouting to teach him a lesson for connecting the power supply on his own.

He said Sukhbir Singh fired two gunshots from his .315 bore rifle at him, but he narrowly escaped in the firing. He said on hearing the gunshots, the villagers gathered at the spot and the accused fled from the place.

The police recovered empty shells from the spot. Both the accused were booked under Sections 307, 336 and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act. The police said raids were on to nab the accused.

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