Tarn Taran, December 7
Senior Congress leader Tarlok Singh Chakwalia, who had unsuccessfully contested the 2002 Assembly elections from Patti, has been booked along with 15 others for opening fire at two persons on Tarn Taran-Patti Road near Grand Kairon Resorts on Monday.
Rajan Bajaj, a resident of Khemkaran, was left injured and Krishan Kumar managed to escape unhurt.
The accused has been booked under Sections 307, 148 and 149 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act.
The root cause of the incident was illegal truck union and their professional partnership. Krishan in his statement told the police that he was just leaving the resort after attending the marriage ceremony when armed men of Chakwalia attacked him. He said as his friend Rajan Bajaj came to his rescue, the accused fired at him. Bajaj was admitted to the Patti Civil Hospital from where he was referred to Guru Nanak Hospital, Amritsar.
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