Jalandhar-based businessman shot dead in broad daylight

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, March 6

A couple of days after Jalandhar city was declared the safest in the state, a city-based businessman was shot dead by two persons and their accomplices in a broad daylight on Saturday.

The deceased has been identified as Gurmeet Singh, alias Tinku, a resident of Global Colony. The deceased was an interior designer and had his office in Preet Nagar.

The incident took place around 1:30 pm on Saturday in Preet Nagar. The assailants barged into his office and gunned him down.

According to sources, three bullets hit chest and abdomen of Tinku. Neighbouring shopkeepers rushed Tinku to a nearby hospital after they saw him lying in a pool of blood. However, after a few minutes at the hospital, he succumbed.

Cops from the Police Division 8 reached the spot and recovered a live cartridge and five bullet shells.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Gurmeet Singh said the the deceased had an enmity with Puneet and Lalli. They also fought two months ago. In order to take revenge, the accused went to his office on a four-wheeler with their three accomplices, he said. They entered his showroom and fired four to five bullets on Tinku in the presence of his workers, said the Deputy Commissioner of Police.

A case under Sections 302 of the IPC and 25/27/54 of the Arms Act has been registered against the accused.

In the ‘Ease of Living Index 2020’, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs ranked Jalandhar city at 32nd position among 62 cities in the country (population less than one million).

The city secured 52.18 points and is the only one from Punjab to be figured in this category. The city scored 100 and 96 points in safety and security categories.

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