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SAD leader held for ASI's murder

Posted on Dec 06, 08:08PM | UNI

Punjab Police today arrested Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Ranjit Singh Rana and his accomplice for allegedly killing Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Ravinder Pal Singh at Chhehrata in the district yesterday.

Rana and his accomplice were arrested from the border area of the district while their two other companions are still absconding. The car and three weapons used in the crime were also recovered by the police.

The daughter of ASI Ravinder Pal Singh daily went to attend her tuition class at Chhehrata where the SAD leader and his accomplices used to harass her for the last few days. She informed about it to her family and when her father ASI Ravinder Pal Singh confronted Rana and his accomplices for the harassment, they shot at and injured him.

Rana and his men came back to the spot in a jeep again and shot at the police official in the chest from close range.

The injured ASI was rushed to a private hospital where doctors declared him dead.

Meanwhile, the SAD expelled Rana, who is general secretary of the district unit, from the party.