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Former Akali MLA injured in road accident

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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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