Assistant Sub-Inspector Fatally Shot in Punjab; Officials Dismiss Political Angle, Cite Personal Enmity

In a tragic incident on Thursday night, an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) from Punjab was fatally shot, according to officials. ASI Saroop Singh, assigned to Nawad Pind police post in the city, had taken a two-day leave and was involved in a dispute over the phone with someone, as reported by his family members. The confrontation escalated while he was traveling from Khankot to Dupurji via Link Road, resulting in a scuffle. Deputy Superintendent of Police, Sucha Singh, stated that the ASI sustained a gunshot wound near his ear.

Former Punjab minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia criticized the Bhagwant Mann government for the worsening law and order situation in the state. Majithia highlighted the recent incident, stating that assailants attacked and fatally shot ASI Saroop Singh near Khankot. He expressed concern over the rising incidents of murder, robberies, and dacoities in Punjab, urging Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to prioritize addressing these issues.

Nevertheless, DSP Sucha Singh refuted any political connection to the incident, emphasizing that the murder resulted from a “personal enmity.” He assured that the police had identified the accused, treating the case as a result of a personal dispute rather than a political motive.

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