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Posted at: Sep 26, 2016, 1:33 AM; last updated: Sep 26, 2016, 1:36 PM (IST)

Land row: SAD leader kills AAP worker

Kulwinder Sandhu

Tribune News Service

Moga, September 25

An Aaam Admi Party (AAP) volunteer was shot dead by an Akali leader over a property dispute at Bhinder Kalan village in Moga district tonight.

Former Akali sarpanch of Bhinder Kalan village Jagsir Singh allegedly went to encroach upon a piece of agricultural land belonging to Jagroop Singh, an AAP volunteer.

As Jagroop put up resistance, Jagsir fired at him with his revolver. Jagsir’s brother Pritpal Singh was also injured in the incident. After first-aid, the injured were taken to the DMC, Ludhiana. Jagroop succumbed to his injuries at DMC, Ludhiana, at 10 pm, while Pritpal’s condition remained critical.

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A senior police officer said Jagsir and his associates, Manjit Singh and Rajdeep Singh (all SAD workers) also suffered injuries in the clash. They were rushed to the Civil Hospital, Dharamkot.

Jagroop and Jagsir have been reportedly involved in a land dispute for the past over 12 years. A case in this regard was pending in a local court.

Dharamkot police station SHO Satwinder Singh Virk said, “We are registering a case of murder against the alleged accused and have deployed security personnel at the Civil Hospital where they are undergoing treatment.”

Senior AAP leader HS Phoolka visted the DMC Hospital, Ludhiana, and met the family members of the deceased party volunteer. He demanded stern action against the accused in the case.

Secretary of the PCC Ravi Grewal has also condemned the incident and demanded a stern legal action against the Akali workers who killed Jagroop and injured his brother.

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