Amritsar: AAP leader Suresh Sharma shot thrice by an unidentified gunman
Suresh Sharma, a senior leader of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), was shot at by an unidentified gunman in his shop in Amritsar on Tuesday evening.
According to the reports, a youth had reportedly come to Sharma’s furniture shop at 6.30 pm and shot him thrice and fled the spot. Sharma, who was the district AAP president in Amritsar till August this year, was rushed to a private hospital where he was being treated. His condition is said to be stable.
The investigation has begun and police are collecting footage from nearby CCTV cameras. Sharma’s statement will be recorded after he is in a condition to speak. Sharma is also a known Right to Information (RTI) activist in Amritsar.
The police have ruled out any possibility of a terror angle in the attack, but have hinted at personal animosity behind the attack. The AAP condemned the attack on Sharma.
AAP leader Sukhpal Khaira condemned the attack on Sharma saying that there is a breakdown of law and order in Punjab. “I strongly condemn the murderous attack on our party colleague and PAC member Suresh Sharma ji in Amritsar today. It appears there’s no security for life of ordinary people in Punjab,” he said.
In the meantime, leader of opposition Harpal Singh Cheema said law and order situation in Punjab had gone from bad to worse.