4 hurt in group clash over property dispute

AmritsarPosted at: Jun 9, 2017, 1:17 AM; last updated: Jun 9, 2017, 1:17 AM (IST)

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 8

Four persons were injured in a group clash in Ballagan village, falling under the Rajasansi police station here today. Property dispute is stated to be the reason behind the incident.
Those injured were identified as Baba Gauri, Binder Kaur, Baldev Singh and Ranjit Singh. They suffered splinter injuries.
The Rajasansi police have booked 10 persons on charges of attempt to murder and under other relevant sections. Among those booked include Tarsem Singh, Jagdeep Singh, Gurjit Singh, Jagbir Singh, Jobandeep Singh, Gulzar Singh, Bachitar Singh, Angrej Singh and Balraj Singh, all residents of the same village.
According to information, Jobanjit Singh and Gurjit Singh, both residents of Balkhad village, had a land dispute. Today they were going on separate tractors when the ploughing machine attached with Jobanjit’s tractor damaged a tyre of Gurjit’s tractor. Due to this, the tyre of Gurjit’s tractor burst.
He entered into a verbal duel with Jobanjit. Later, he went to his house and returned with his accomplices within half and an hour. They were armed with firearms and started indiscriminate firing at Jobanjit and his family members. The victims ran away in order to save themselves. But four of them sustained splinter injuries. They were taken to a private hospital for treatment.
After getting the information about firing, the Rajasansi police reached the spot and started investigations.
Gulzar Singh, SHO, Rajasansi police station, said a case under Sections 307, 336, 506, 148 and 149, IPC, and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act had been registered against the accused. He said no arrest had been made till now, as the accused fled after locking their homes. He said raids were continuing to arrest them.

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