2 groups fire shots during marriage reception in Ludhiana, 3 hurt

Attempt-to-murder case registered against several persons

2 groups fire shots during marriage reception in Ludhiana, 3 hurt

The Sadar police registered an attempt-to-murder case against several persons as they resorted to firing during the marriage reception at Sidhartha Resorts on Pakhowal road last night. Three persons from two groups suffered bullet injuries. - File photo

Nikhil Bhardwaj

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 19

The Sadar police registered an attempt-to-murder case against several persons as they resorted to firing during the marriage reception at Sidhartha Resorts on Pakhowal road last night. Three persons from two groups suffered bullet injuries.

The booked persons from one group are Lovish Oberoi, Simran Bindra, Boney Oberoi, Gifty, Gurpreet Billa, Sukhdev Gopi (bouncer) and some unknown persons. On the complaint of Jaspreet Singh, a case under Sections 307 and 325 of the IPC and Arms Act was registered today. The booked persons are relatives of a senior Akali leader of the city.

‘Accused may lose weapon licences’

Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, Commissioner of Police

There are clear instructions to the marriage palaces and resorts that weapons should not be allowed inside the premises. Even weapon holders have been told that they may face strict action for violating the rules. Now if weapon holders have resorted to firing in the resort, they will face the music and may also lose weapon licences.

The SHO, Sadar, Inspector Jagdev Singh, said on Monday night, both groups had gone to attend marriage reception at a resort on the Pakhowal road. The two groups indulged in arguments over a petty issue. Since members of both the groups were reportedly drunk, in no time they started intimidating each other by brandishing weapons.

One of the booked persons fired at another group in which Mani suffered bullet injury in his stomach and Mangi suffered minor bullet injury on his nose. Mani’s aides also retaliated and fired in which Simran (one of the booked persons) suffered a bullet injury.

Both groups also resorted to firing in the air to intimidate each other.

The SHO said a cross case would be registered after recording the statement of injured Simran from the opposite group.

Asked if illegal or licensed weapons were used by both groups, the SHO said let the police arrest the accused, only then they would know whether the weapons used were licensed or not.

The injured persons are undergoing treatment at different hospitals and are said to be out of danger now.

Tribune Shorts


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