CHANDIGARH: Less than two weeks after the murder of a local Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Ravinder Gosian in Ludhiana, another Hindu outfit leader, Vipin Kumar Sharma was shot dead in Amritsar by two unidentified men.
According to sources, Sharma, who was the district president of Hindu Sangharsh Sena and ran a cable TV business, was shot seven times by two unidentified young men in the Bharat Nagar area near Batala Road around 2pm.
Amritsar police commissioner SS Srivastava said an alert has been sounded and efforts are on to identify one of the assailants, whose face was captured on CCTV camera.
A local Shiv Sena Hindustan leader Chetan Kakkar told Sharma have been getting life threats and police were informed about it but to no avail.
“This will lead to an ugly situation in the city if local authorities will continue to sit quietly. It is a shame for the police that he was attacked in broad daylight.''
Coming down heavily on chief minister Amarinder Singh, state BJP chief Vijay Sampla said, "Be it the murder of RSS leader Ravindra Gosain in Ludhiana a few days back or the killing of a Church priest in broad daylight, or Political vendetta unleashed against SAD-BJP leaders and workers such incidents have been commonly taking place ever since Amarinder Singh has come into power. This is ample evidence to state that the Amarinder Singh government has failed to maintain law and order situation in Punjab".
“Punjab is a border-lying state which has witnessed the dark days of terrorism. Amarinder Singh should bear this in mind and take immediate steps to prevent the situation from deteriorating further,” he added.