Congress leader shot dead in Punjab’s Faridkot, CM orders swift investigation

New Delhi:  Youth Congress leader was shot dead by bike-borne assailants in Faridkot district on Thursday evening.

Two unidentified assailants fired around 12 shots at youth leader Gurlal Singh Bhullar when he was standing next to his car near Jubilee Chowk in Faridkot, a police official confirmed.

“Two unidentified men fired more than 10 rounds at him. An investigation into the incident is underway,” Swarndeep Singh, Faridkot Senior Superintendent of Police, said.

“Shocking incident of fatal attack on our Faridkot Congress Punjab President Gurlal Singh. Have directed DGP Punjab Police to ensure a speedy investigation and nab the culprits responsible for this heinous act. The guilty will be severely punished,” tweeted the Punjab CM.

According to Faridkot SP, around 5:00 pm near the local Jubilee Cinema Chowk, two bike-ridden masked men fired more than ten rounds at the Youth Congress District President and District Council member Gurlal Singh Pahalwan from Golewala Zone and escaped from the spot. A seriously injured Pahlavan was immediately rushed to Guru Gobind Singh Medical College Hospital where he was declared dead by doctors.

“The police had reached the spot and started investigating. It is believed that this incident may be the result of mutual enmity. As per the information we have received, Pehalwan came to an immigration office near Jubilee Cinema Chowk in his car. As soon as he went to sit in his car, two masked youth riding a bike started firing indiscriminately at them with two pistols,” the SP added.


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