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4 of NRI family shot at in Tarn Taran village, injured

Four members of an NRI family were injured when Ranjit Singh Rana of Dhotian village, a Congress Party block Samiti member and his six other supporters opened fire on the members of an NRI family on Sunday in the village.

ASI Paramjit Singh, in-charge of the Police Post Naushehra Pannuan, said besides Ranjit Singh Rana, the other three accused have been identified as Dilbag Singh Patwari brother of Rana, Karamjit Singh Kanma of Dhotian and Rajanpreet Singh of khadoor Sahib. Three more unidentified accused too have been found to be involved in the crime.

Sukhwinder Singh, his uncle Lakhbir Singh, aunt Harbhajan Kaur and nephew Ikjot Singh were injured with the gunshots. Sukhwinder Singh said they were returning from the village Gurdwara when the accused armed with licensed and a country-made pistol fired at them. They have been admitted to the local Civil Hospital for treatment. A property dispute is said to be the cause behind the conflict.

ASI Paramjit Singh said one of the accused Karamjit Singh has been arrested while the others were absconding. Raids are being conducted at their possible hide outs.