Chandigarh: Dera follower Pradeep Singh, an accused in the Sacrilege case of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in Punjab, was shot dead in Faridkot this morning.
Pradeep Singh, a dera sacha sauda devotee, was targeted when he was opening his dairy.
According to the information, five unidentified assailants riding on two motorcycles opened fire on him, leading his death on the spot while his gunman was also injured in the firing. The operator of another nearby shop has also been hit by bullets, police said.
The accused fled from the spot after committing the crime. The entire incident was captured on CCTV camera.
Soon after the incident was reported, the local police issued an alert by conducting an all-round blockade. At present, the police are investigating the spot, including scanning the footage of CCTV cameras, and questioning the people around. The injured have been taken to a nearby hospital.
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Sacrilege or personal enmity, investigation underway
However, it is not yet clear whether Dera follower Pradeep was murdered due to lack of justice in the sacrilege or there is a personal enmity. Police are trying to identify the killers through CCTV cameras. The whole matter will be clear only after questioning them, police officials said.
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