CHANDIGARH India: Three jawans were killed and another was injured when a highly explosive bomb blasted on the premises of Sikh regimental transport park in Pathankot, spokesman clarified that death of three army jawans was caused by flying bomb explosion according to U.N.I. The deceased were identified as Naib Surinderpal Singh and Constable Cheeta Singh and Balwinder Singh. The injured Constable Ranjit Singh was admitted to the army hospital. The army authorities have ordered an enquiry into the blast. Sabotage could not be ruled out according to army sources.

Kasturi Lal, a goldsmith was shot dead by two gunmen in Chak Laxmanser in Amritsar while a

neighbor Thakur Iqbal Singh was injured seriously. Reports received say that assailants came on foot to the shop of Shiv Sena activist Ramesh Kumar and fired at him but he escaped. The bullet hit Kasturi Lal who died in hospital. A report from Amritsar said bullet ridden body of Baldev Singha “B” category freedom fighter was found by the police in nearby fields. He was carrying a reward of Rs. 50,000 on his head.

A report from Jullundur said that Dittya Nand, a priest of a religious place at Banga was shot at and injured by three unidentified gunmen. The miscreants came from the boundary wall of the temple and fired. Tension mounted in the town where a particular community closed their shops and assembled on the temple premises. The district administration has intensified patrolling in the area.

Six suspected gunmen intruded into the house of Mohinder Singh, Sarup Singh and Dewan Chand at Khunt Kalan near Hoshiarpur and escaped with one double barrel gun, two single barrel guns and seventeen cartridges.

Article extracted from this publication >>  May 15, 1987