A Terrorist opens fire at ludhiana rly station


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Terrorist opens fire at rly station, one killed, 2 hurt
PTI 25 August 2009, 08:30am IST

LUDHIANA: A suspected terrorist opened fire at the railway station here killing a vendor and injuring two GRP head constables when they tried to check his luggage, police said
The firing occurred when the two Government Railway Police constables of the Narcotics Cell tried to check the bag of the suspected terrorist in the Jammu-bound Jhelum Express which arrived here from Pune around 3.30 am at platform no. 4 of the railway station, they said.

The suspected terrorist identified as Balbir Singh Bhootna immediately got down and hid himself under a compartment of the Jhelum Express and opened fire at the police and the cops retaliated.

"Bhootna was arrested after an exchange of fire which lasted around one hour," Ludhiana Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sukhchain Singh said.

A woman, who was accompanying the suspected terrorist, has also been taken into custody, Singh said.

The vendor was killed on the spot during the exchange of fire, GRP Superintendent of Police S J P Sharma said.

The two injured head constables have been identified as Karanpal Singh and Naranjan Singh, he added.


A bystander was killed in a fierce gun battle between the police and an armed man at the Ludhiana railway station early on Tuesday morning. The man has been arrested.

The man killed, a vendor, tried to overpower the armed man and was killed. Two policemen were also injured in the encounter. The vendor's body has been taken to a mortuary, while the injured policemen were taken to CMC Hospital.

There was commotion and chaos all around as the armed man took shelter behind a train at the platform. The trouble began when the police tried to question him. The man took out his revolver and started firing.

Sources said the man, Balbir Singh was around 40 years old and a proclaimed offender wanted in several cases. Police were also trying to ascertain whether he had a history from the days of militancy in Punjab.

At the station, the Jhelum Express was stalled for a while, but the incident did not impact the movement of other trains. The Jhelum Express too has left the station since.


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