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Akali workers protest killing of district party leader

Press Trust of India  |  Gurdaspur 

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers led by former education minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan today staged a sit-in protesting against the of a district vice president of their party here yesterday.

The district vice president of SAD Gurbachan Singh (80) was shot dead allegedly by a retired Colonel at Pheochichi village under Bhaini Mian Khan police stationlast night.

Sekhwan, former Chief Parliamentary Secretary Gurbachan Singh Babbehali and a large number of Akali supporters staged a dharna for nearly two hours at the post office chowk here.

Gurbachan was returning home after getting fodder for cattle when Surjit Singh Pherochichi, a retired Colonel, allegedly shot him dead with his licensed pistol, police had said.

The protesters lifted the dharna only afer Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Gurdaspur Jasdip Singh assured them that action would be taken against the culprits.

SSP Singh said a case had been registered against Pherochichi, his son Sumit, both of whom were absconding and a third person who has been arrested.

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First Published: Tue, March 14 2017. 21:07 IST