Dera Sacha Sauda follower Pradeep Singh, an accused in Bargari sacrilege case was shot dead by five unknown bike borne in Punjab’s Kotkapura on Thursday. The incident of firing took place when Singh was leaving for his shop in the morning according to the report.
Singh was out on bail in the case and was under police protection. During the assault, his security also got injured in the attack.
Punjab | An incident of firing took place today where a man, Pradeep Singh, died while 3 people were injured. His security personnel did retaliatory firing too. We have received CCTV footage & have got some leads. Situation under control: Pradeep Kumar Yadav, IG, Faridkot range pic.twitter.com/P7vE7Gsq15
— ANI (@ANI) November 10, 2022
His security team also fired in retaliation. CCTV footage has been delivered, and we have some leads. Situation under control, said Pradeep Kumar Yadav, IG of the Faridkot range.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann responded to the incident by stating that he has issued strict orders to uphold peace in the state.
“Punjab is a peaceful state where brotherhood among people is quite strong. Nobody will be allowed to jeopardize the peace in Punjab. Police and civil officials have been given strict instructions to maintain peace in the state,” Mann said.