Muktsar Congress worker injured in attack on Malout road

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Congress worker Rajesh Kumar Neeta (45), husband of a former sarpanch of neighbouring Goniana village, was injured in an attack this morning near here on the Malout road. He suffered injuries on the legs, the left arm and the chest.The victim’s cousin, Rajesh Kumar, said Neeta was coming back from Goniana village after attending a ceremony at a newly established gurdwara when a white Ritz hit his motorcycle on the outskirts of the town. “When he fell down, some youngsters came out of the car and hit him with iron rods. Passersby tried to chase the assailants, but they managed to flee,” Neeta’s cousin said.The injured was taken to the Civil Hospital here, from where the doctors referred him to Faridkot. Several Congress leaders, including Karanbir Singh Brar — son of local Congress MLA Karan Kaur Brar — and local councillor Tejinder Singh ‘Jimmy Fattanwala’ reached there. Later, the injured was referred to Amritsar.The Muktsar Sadar police have started an investigation. The victim’s statement is yet to be recorded.Suspecting the involvement of the local SAD leadership, Congress leader Jagjit Singh ‘Honey Fattanwala’ sought a high-level probe into the attack.

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