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AAP leader shot at in Punjab

Press Trust of India  |  Amritsar 

AAP's (rural) unit was shot at by unidentified assailants in Punjab's district on Thursday while he was trying to prevent them from kidnapping a girl, police said.

Some car borne youths tried to kidnap a girl in Patti. Chetan Singh (52) successfully foiled their attempt, of Police Surinder Pal Singh Parmar said.

The girl confirmed this in her statement to police.

The assailants fired at Singh and a bullet hit him near the neck, Parmar said.

The leader was shifted to where his condition was stated to be stable, he added.

Parmar said a delegation of the (AAP) met him and demanded immediate arrest of the kidnappers.

Police said investigation is underway in the case.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 21:45 IST