Punjab Govt condemns Chhehrata shootout incident : Majithia
Punjab cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia on behalf of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal today deeply condemned the shootout incident that occurred at Chhehrata yesterday wherein an office bearer of SAD Amritsar urban wing opened fire at a police official in broad day light, leaving the latter dead.
Expressing sympathy with aggrieved family, Mr Majithia said what has been done cannot be undone but Punjab government and SAD have all sympathy for the family of the deceased ASI Ravinderpal Singh and he assured due compensation and justice to the family.
He informed that the accused Ranjit Singh Rana has been expelled from the party, booked and arrested for the crime committed. He said the party does not support any such individual acts of criminality and never ever any compromises would be made in the party for such people. He added that taking serious note of the mishap, he has ordered to relook into all the appointments made into the party's Amritsar urban wing.
However, he appreciated the role of Punjab Police in nabbing the culprit and his accomplice within 10 hours, by launching one of the biggest ever man hunt.