RSS leader critical, SIT formed to probe attack

Jalandhar: A four-member SIT has been formed to probe the attack on RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja, who is in a critical condition after being shot at by some bike-borne assailants.

BJP today asked Punjab government to take stringent action against those involved in the attack on Gagneja and alleged it was an attempt to thwart nationalistic forces and vitiate the atmosphere in the state by those "involved in terror activities, be it here or sitting abroad".

Gagneja, Vice President of the RSS (Punjab), was yesterday shot at by some bike-borne persons at Jyoti Chowk area here when he had gone shopping with his wife, leaving him seriously injured.

Doctors at a private hospital here conducted a surgery to remove two bullets from Gagneja's stomach. However, a third bullet is still lodged in his body.