“Target Killings” – Punjab Police and Government exposed in attempts to defame Sikhs

By 9th December 2017 0 Comments

Taking a sharp U-turn the Punjab police have claimed that an attack on a Shiv Sena leader in February last year was real and not staged as the police had declared it earlier. Interestingly, the police had even arrested Shiv Sena leader Amit Arora for ‘orchestrating’ attack on himself but now the police said that the attack was real.
Amit Arora had claimed that a bullet had grazed his neck on February 4 and two motorcycle-borne men had opened fire at him.
But later, Ludhiana police claimed that forensic probe did not prove the attack. As per police, Arora had injured himself with a piece of sariya (iron rod) and was arrested. He was booked for cheating, furnishing false information and cheating. Police had claimed that he orchestrated the attack to get security, escort vehicle and gunmen. On Friday, an official release from the administration of the press meeting addressed by DGP Suresh Arora said that the attack on the Shiv Sena leader was part of the serial killings of Hindu leaders by ISI-backed gang, but the shooters failed to kill Arora, notes The Indian Express (IE).
The release reads, “With these arrests, apart from the killing of seven leaders, the police have also unraveled the mystery behind the two attacks on RSS Shakhas and firing on Arora, a Ludhiana-based Hindu leader.”

Hindustan Times Report of Dated Apr 30, 2016 : ‘Hindu group leader got self attacked for larger security cover’
Shiv Sena (Uttar Bharat) district in-charge Deepak Kamboj (35) had orchestrated the February 16 attack on self with two friends to gain publicity and maximum security cover, claim police.

Dhan Mohalla printing press owner Gaurav Sondhi and Maqdoompura property dealer Supinder Singh are his alleged local accomplices under arrest. Police commissioner Arpit Shukla said on Friday here that Kamboj had plotted the attack in January 2016 and remained in touch with the actors on mobile phone.

“They held a meeting that morning and even left together for the spot outside Shiv Jyoti Public School at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Nagar,” the officer added.

“Deepak had asked his friends to shoot in a way that didn’t injure him much, but they shot him in the right knee. When elections are approaching in Punjab, his popularity was dipping,” said the police commissioner. The Shiv Sena leader had allegedly promised Sondhi a weapon licence kept his word next month. Already, he had secured another arms licence for Supinder Singh on December 21, 2015.

Gaurav is said to have fired the bullet from Supinder’s .32-bore licensed revolver while sitting behind him on his Yamaha FZ silver-red bike. Police have recovered the weapon along with 15 live cartridges, the getaway two-wheeler, and Gaurav’s .32-bore revolver. A relieved police commissioner applauded the special investigation team (SIT) of Navjot Singh Mahal from Punjab Armed Police (PAP); assistant commissioner of police (crime) Harjinder Singh; crime investigation agency (CIA) in-charge (Jalandhar-1) Angrej Singh; and Phagwara CIA staff in-charge Inderjeet Singh.

An informer has collected Rs 5 lakh cash award for information leading to the arrest of the accused from Jalandhar’s Milap Chowk on Friday evening.

Shiv Sena leader Kamboj is charged with criminal conspiracy. Police said he had accepted `80,000 from the accomplices for getting them guns licences. Kamboj and his father enjoy a security cover of 15 policemen.

Footage from a security camera installed outside a house near the spot had caught the two attackers with hoods on. Eyewitness accounts suggest the pillion rider fired three shot at Kamboj, of which two were off target.

Additional director general of police (internal vigilance cell and human rights) Prabodh Kumar had also visited the spot with the SIT.


According to News Report of August 2016,

The Punjab government transferred the probe into the August 6 murderous attack on state Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh vice-chief Brigadier Jagdish Ganeja (retd) in Jalandhar to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). A Ludhiana based Shiv Sena leader and three others have been brought from Ludhiana Central Jail by Jalandhar Commissionerate police on production for questioning in case of attack on Punjab RSS vice president Brig. Jagdish gagneja (retd). The development happens in less than 24 hours after Punjab government decided to shift the probe of the case to CBI after Punjab Police could not crack the case in 18 days.
Commissioner of Police Arpit Shukla has confirmed that the accused have been brought for questioning in connection with attempt on Brig Gagneja’s life.


Attack on right wing leader in Jalandhar: 5-lakh award for info

Jalandhar City police have announced Rs 5 lakh cash award for anyone who provides information about two unidentified motorcycle-borne men, who shot at district in-charge of Shiv Sena (Uttar Bharat), Deepak Kamboj, outside the Shiv Jyoti Public School in Deen Dayal Upadhyay Nagar of the city on February 16. Police have so far failed to get any clue about the accused persons who had come on a Yamaha FZ silver-red coloured motorbike and left Deepak seriously injured after opening fire on him. Police have appealed that anyone who has vital information about the assailants can call on 99157-43922 or 82840-14140.Clear CCTV footage of the incident is available with the police, in which even the face of one of the assailants is clearly visible. In the footage, one of the accused, who was driving the bike, can also be seen talking on a mobile phone.Police said a .315-bore pistol was used in the attack on Deepak by the accused as a shell was also recovered from the site.Claiming that his son had received threats from ‘Khalistani’ outfits earlier this month, including a call from Pakistan, chief of the Shiv Sena faction and father of Deepak, Vinay Jalandhari, said they had lodged complaints with police against the threats.He said eight months ago, police had withdrawn the escort vehicle provided to the family.It was the third such incident in Punjab when leaders belonging to right wing political parties or organisations were targeted. On January 18, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist Naresh Kumar had a lucky escape after being targeted by unidentified gunmen in Ludhiana during the morning ‘shakha’ of the RSS. On February 3, Shiv Sena Punjab youth wing chief Amit Arora was attacked by two motorcycle-borne assailants near Basti Jodhewal Chowk in Ludhiana. A bullet had hit Arora in the neck.


The Tribune Report :

No terror angle in Amit’s killing: Sena
Tribune News Service
Ludhiana -The Shiv Sena Punjab today organised a protest at the Samrala Chowk and demanded the arrest of Shri Hindu Takht leader Amit Sharma’s killers. Protesters categorically said Amit was not killed by any terrorist as being stated by some members of his organisation, but due to personal enmity.
The protesters demanded that if the police investigated the case on the personal enmity angle and role of his organisation’s members, things could be exposed and the case cracked anytime.
Ashwani Chopra, district president of the Shiv Sena Punjab, said there was no angle of terrorist attack in Amit’s killing the same as in the killing of Hindu leader Vipan Sharma who was shot dead in Amritsar a few days ago. “We can say with confidence that whenever this case is solved, personal enmity angle will come to light. Even the killers are his close aides,” Chopra said.
He said a day after Amit was shot dead on January 14 outside the Durga Mata temple, the Shiv Sena Punjab had apprised the police that Amit was killed by his close aides. “We have been raising the issue for past 10 months but the police are yet to reach at any conclusion. Some of Amit’s friends and business partners have been keeping a low profile ever since he was shot dead. If the police interrogate them, the case can be solved,” Chopra said.
They also demanded that the police also investigate the role of Amit’s counterparts who had stamped the killing as a terrorist attack.

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