Hindu outfit’s state chief shot dead by guard

Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab) :The Punjab unit president of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Suraksha Samiti was shot dead allegedly by his security guard at his residence in Sirhind town of the district, police said today.

45-year-old Manish Sood alias Bunty, President of Punjab unit of the Hindu outfit, was killed by his security guard Somnath late last night, police said, adding, the guard has been arrested.

Somnath allegedly pumped over 15 bullets into Manish, killing him on the spot, they said.

Khanna Senior Superintendent of Police Gurpreet Singh Gill, who at present holds additional charge of Fatehgarh Sahib SSP, besides other police officials reached the spot after the incident, they said.

The body has been sent to Civil Hospital here for post-mortem, they said.

An FIR under section 302 (murder) of the IPC was registered against Somnath, Station House Officer of Sirhind police station, Kanwaljit Singh said.

The reason behind Manish’s murder is not known yet, he said, adding that investigations are on in the case.

Notably, Sood was in the news few years ago when he along with few others had allegedly assaulted Jagtar Singh Hawara, convicted of assassinating former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, in the district court premises in Chandigarh in 2011. (PTI)