Akali Leader Shot Dead by Police in Amritsar

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Amritsar: Police shot dead Mukhjit Singh alias Mokha, a leader of the ruling Akali Dal on the outskirt of Amritsar in Punjab on Tuesday night.

Police claim that they had received information about a notorious gangster who was seen in the area in a car without a number plate. When cops asked the vehicle to stop at a checkpost around 8 pm, Mr Singh who was inside the car allegedly fired at a constable, leading the police to retaliate. The Akali leader was allegedly killed in the exchange of fire.

The Akali Dal has called it a case of murder and has demanded action against the police personnel involved. A Special Investigation Team has been formed to probe the incident. Mr Singh, who was the corporator from Verka, had no criminal record