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BATALA: Panic prevails in this Industrial town Batala following a broad daylight gang war between two gangs, during which fire arms were used by both the groups for more than one hour, at thickly populated residential locality, Shukarpura, today.
The eyewitness, present on the spot told about a causality of a member of Buri gang, who died on the spot after a bullet hit his forehead whose body was subsequently removed from the spot by his companions.
Meanwhile, the police team reached at the spot under SP(Rural) Manvinder Singh, DSP(City) Sakatar Singh, after one hour, denied to comment and remained tight lipped on the entire incident.
According to the information available, two gangs namely Buri gang belonging to village Gazinangal and Lala gang belonging to Shukarpura operates in the outskirts of the city and often involved in wars owing to increase their control in other's area.
Even last night, the members of Lala gang attacked at the house of a member of Buri gang and also fired more than one dozen bullets. And today afternoon, after threatening the Lala gang, the members of Buri gang attacked them at Shukarpura, where members of Lala gang were already waiting for them.
During the one hour long firing during which more than 100 bullets were fired by both the groups more than half dozen persons were injured and rushed to various hospitals.
Though, one of the injured identified as Avtar Singh resident of village Dehar, was admitted at local civil hospital but later fled from the hospital under mysterious circumstances. While the rest of three injured persons were identified as Manjinder Singh resident of Ghuman, Bir Singh resident of Harpura and Gajju Majithia resident of Gazinangal.
Ironically, the place where the incident occurred is just 500 meters away from SSP's residence but none of the police officials turned up at the spot making the miscreants to flee from the spot with the injured companions.
When contacted SSP, Batala, Gurdeep Singh, he denied of any causality and told that 5-6 persons were injured in this gang war. He told that the police was investigating the incidents and strict action will be taken against them. When questioned about the lethargic attitude of the police in reaching the spot, he was not able to give any satisfactory reply.