3 hurt in attack over land dispute

3 hurt in attack over land dispute

Injured persons under treatment at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar on Monday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, February 22

A land dispute in Jabbowal village falling under jurisdiction of Beas police station turned ugly after several armed persons fired and injured three brothers today.

The injured have been identified as Satwant Singh, Balwant Singh and Manjit Singh. The trio was rushed to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital.

The victims alleged that instead of taking action against the accused, the police was harassing them. However, the police said investigation was under way.

Malkiat Singh, brother of the victims, said in 2018 they had procured land from Gurpreet Singh and his wife Rajinder Kaur. However, they were not handing over the possession of the said land. He said a few days ago, they started constructing a boundary wall and a shed on the property in question.

Malkiat said Gurpreet along with around 20 armed persons came to the spot and started demolishing the wall. He said when they opposed, they started firing indiscriminately.

Manjit, who suffered a bullet injury, was shifted to a private hospital and his condition was stated to be criticial. He alleged the accused also tried to attack them at the hospital.

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