Amritsar (Punjab): Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav on Friday said that all angles and conspiracies will be investigated into the murder of Shiv Sena leader Sudhir Suri in Amritsar.
Sudhir Suri was shot dead on Friday outside Gopal Mandir on Majitha Road, one of the busiest places in the city, where he and some other leaders of the party were holding a protest. He was taken to a hospital where he succumbed to injuries.
The Punjab DGP further said that the accused has been arrested and a case of murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered.
“It is an unfortunate incident and we condemn it strongly. I have come to review the situation on the spot where the unfortunate incident happened. The assailant has been arrested on the spot and an FIR under Section 302 has been against the accused. The investigation is being done. All the angles including conspiracies behind the murder and all those who are behind the incident are being probed,” said DGP Yadav.
He said that the situation is under control and appealed to people to maintain peace and harmony.
“Media has been appealed not to spread fake and incomplete information or action will be taken against them under IT ACT,” he said.
Replying to a question on the involvement of Khalistan, Yadav said, “It is an early stage and we will get to the bottom of everything.”
He said that Suri’s family will be provided police security adding that the police priority is to maintain peace and harmony.
“Investigation has just started and I assure that investigation will be carried out in a transparent manner,” he added.
The DGP said that the police take the evidence-based investigations forward into the matter.
A Shiv Sena leader Sudhir Suri died after being shot at in Amritsar.
The firing took place near Gopal Mandir in Amritsar during an agitation. Soon after the incident, Suri was rushed to a hospital where he died. Police arrived at the spot and arrested the accused. Police also recovered the weapons.Five bullets were fired at Suri, who was taken to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
“Sudhir Suri was shot outside Gopal Mandir, Amritsar during some agitation. He sustained bullet injuries and was rushed to hospital and died. The accused has been arrested. His weapons are recovered,” Arun Pal Singh, Commissioner of Police, Amritsar said.