Three hurt in firing over land dispute, five booked

AmritsarPosted at: May 30, 2017, 1:06 AM; last updated: May 30, 2017, 1:06 AM (IST)

Tribune News Service


Amritsar, May 29

A land dispute in Chabba village turned ugly when a group of armed persons fired at the other group here late last evening. The incident left three persons injured including one with a gunshot injury. They were taken to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital.
The Chatiwind police have booked five persons in this connection while no arrest has been made so far.
Kashmir Singh stated to the police that he along with his brother, Satnam Singh, and his relative, Gurjant Singh, was standing outside his house when Sarvan Singh and his accomplices attacked them. He said Sarvan Singh fired at him with his rifle which hit him in his arm. He alleged that when his brother and Gurjant, who is a grandson of his maternal aunt, came to rescue him, the accused injured them also.
When they fled the scene, Ranjit Singh of the same village arranged for some vehicle and took them to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital. He said the accused were also his relatives and he had a land dispute with them.
Gurwinder Singh, investigating officer, said a case under Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 324 (causing grievous hurt), 323, 148 and149, IPC, and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered against five persons. Besides Sarvan Singh, the other accused were identified as Satnam Singh, Sonu, Gurjit Singh and Prabhjit Singh, all residents of the same village. He said the accused had fled and raids were being conducted to arrest them.
Accused on the run

    • The assailants, identified as Sarvan Singh, Satnam Singh, Sonu, Gurjit Singhh and Prabhjit Singh, all residents of Chabba village are on the run.


    • They allegedly fired at Kashmir Singh, leaving him injured along with two others who tried to save him.


    • An old land dispute is the reason behind the assault


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