Brigadier (retd.) Jagdish Gagneja, senior RSS leader is reported to be struggling for life, after being shot at by two- motorcycle-borne assailants yesterday.
Jagdish Gagneja, the state vice-president of the saffron outfit in Punjab was badly injured when the attackers pumped three bullets into his body, The Indian Express reported.
He sustained severe injuries on his stomach and close to liver and has been admitted to Patel Hospital, said sources. His condition stated to be critical and he has currently underwent surgery, added sources.
Leaders of various political parties have denounced the incident saying that it is a good example of the deteriorating levels of law and order situation in Punjab.
Eyewitness said, the incident happened at 8.45 pm near the Red Cross Market near Jyoti Chowk, when two armed men shot at Pramod Kanaujia, who was walking on the road. Reportedly, there was no threat to his life said police sources and he had gone to purchase some sweets from a near by market.
He joined the RSS only one year back, said party sources.
Soon after the incident, he was rushed to Satyam Hospital. He was later shifted to Patel Hospital, where he is now undergoing surgery. His family members were around, when the incident happened, said sources adding that senior BJP politicians and police officers rushed to the hospital.
Senior police officers, including Commissioner of Police Arpit Shukla and ADCP-1 Jasbir Singh, rushed to Patel Hospital after getting to know about the incident.
Senior BJP leaders, including C P S KD Bhandari, MLA Manoranjan Kalia, Mayor Sunil Jyoti and local RSS leaders, reached the hospital.
Under instructions from the Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal, the state Director General of Police Suresh Arora has made a a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to nab the criminals.
The SIT will be headed by IPS Sahota, ADGP-cum-Director, Bureau of Investigation, added the officials while speaking to the media.