Police officials interact with the family members of the deceased at civil hospital.
AMBALA: A man was shot dead allegedly by three bike-borne men near near Manglai village under the limits of Mahesh Nagar police station in Ambala Cantonment area on Wednesday.
The murder was reported a day after a clash was reported between two groups over a land dispute in Fulelmajra village.
The Ambala police said the deceased has been identified as Amarjit Singh (in his 40s).
The police have also recovered the pistol used to kill Amarjit from the spot.
Following Tuesday’s clash, Amarjit’s son Rahul has accused some people of his village, including incumbent sarpanch Vijay Kumar of hiring men to attack his family.
Ambala superintendent of police (SP) Abhishek Jorwal reached the civil hospital where the body of Amarjit was kept for post-mortem and took stock of the situation from the investigating officers.
Meanwhile, on the complaint of Amarjit’s son Sahil Pal, a case has been registered against nine identified accused, including sarpanch Vijay Kumar of Fulelmajra village, Sagar, Lucky, Ravi, Vinod, Karnail, Rajinder, Binny, Mahender and others under Section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 302 (punishment for murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Arms Act at Mahesh Nagar police station.
“Following a land dispute, two parties were clashing with each other for the last two days in Fulelmajra village. Firstly, they clashed on Monday and then on Tuesday and separate cases are registered in both incidents at Saha police station. On Wednesday, a person namely Amarjit of Fulelmajra was found murdered near Manglai village and we have registered a case in this regard too. The crime investigation agency (CIA)-I and CIA-II are investigating the cases and we have rounded up some people and arrests will be made soon. Action will be taken as per law and facts,” Ambala SP Abhishek Jorwal said.
“For the time being, we have deputed police force at Fulelmajra village to maintain law and order,” added SP Jorwal.
Mahesh Nagar police station house officer (SHO) inspector Jaswant Singh said, “The dead body of the Amarjit has been handed over to his family members post-mortem at the civil hospital.”