The Hush Post: The Punjab Police has started a massive search operation on Monday after a prominent Shiromani Akali Dal activist was shot dead along with his wife in Sangrur, Punjab.
The police have lodged a case against four people, including a former Congress councillor, for the attack.
The incident took place late on Sunday after the victim, Charant Garg and his wife Pooja, left their home.
They were followed by four people in another car who intercepted Garg’s car near the Sardar Basti locality. They were shot dead from a point-blank range, police said. Both victims were shot in the head.
The police have booked four people named Jaidev, Rakesh Sharma, Pradeep Sharma and former councillor Pompy.
The police believe that the reason behind the double murder was a dispute over money which the attackers owed to Garg.
A realtor by profession, Garg was considered close to senior Akali Dal leaders Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa (a former Union Minister) and Parminder Singh Dhindsa (a former Finance Minister in Punjab).
The police said Garg bore injury marks on his body which indicated that he was even attacked physically before being shot at.