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Former Akali MLA injured in road accident


Press Trust of India Phagwara
Senior Akali leader and former MLA Sarabjit Singh Makkar and his wife were among four persons who sustained injuries in a road accident near here today, police said.

Police said that Makkar, his wife Rupinderjit Kaur Makkar, brother-in-law Sukhdev Singh Aujla and gunman Kuldip Singh were injured when their SUV ran into a truck from behind near Divine Public school on the outskirts of Phagwara.

The injured were rushed to a local private hospital from where they were referred to a Jalandhar hospital, police said.

Dr Satnam Singh Parmar, Surgeon of Gandhi hospital , said that Makkar suffered fractures on his right arm and right hip while his wife suffered from a hip dislocation.

He said that other two occupants of the SUV sustained minor injuries.

It was learnt that Makkars were returning from a month-long foreign tour. They were coming from New Delhi to their native place Jalandhar when the accident occurred, police said.

Urban Estate Police Post in-charge Assistant Sub- Inspector (ASI) Mukhtiar Singh, said that any action in connection with the incident will be initiated only after the injured persons recorded their statement.

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First Published: Feb 27 2018 | 12:05 PM IST

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