Protests in Amritsar after police kills Akali leader thinking he was a criminal

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Akali Dal supporters have staged protests in Amritsar a day after police killed their leader Mukhjeet Singh Mukha mistaking him as a gangster.

Protesters are now demanding stringent actions against the concerned police personnel.

“It only makes sense to file a murder case. Those men have to be arrested. We are sure he did not fight with police. They are lying. Do you think he was strong enough to challenge them? He was a public man and had just come back from a deputation,” SAD leader Upkar Singh Sandhu was quoted by IBNLive.

Amritsar police commissioner, Jatinder Singh Aulakh said that Mukha was mistaken as the gangster Jagdeep Singh Jaggu, wanted in several criminal cases.

“We had information that Jaggu was in the area, travelling in a car without a number plate. A police party tried to stop the car, but it sped away. When police chased and intercepted his car, the person opened fire, injuring head constable Rajesh Kumar. The police party fired in retaliation,” Aulakh was reported as saying.

The deceased leader’s nephew, however, alleged that the police removed the number plate of his uncle’s car soon after shooting him dead.

Akali supporters are demanding the immediate arrests of the guilty policemen and filing of criminal cases against them.

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