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Congress Councillor shot dead in Amritsar

Amritsar (Punjab) [India], June 02 :
 Congress Councillor Gurdeep Singh was shot dead by unidentified assailants at Goal Bagh Stadium here on Saturday.

A wrestling enthusiast, Singh was practising at the above-mentioned stadium when unidentified suspects shot multiple bullets, killing him on the spot.

In the aftermath of this, security has been beefed up in Amritsar.

According to Congress MLA Raj Kumar Verka, Singh had allegedly received death threats in the past.

"He (Gurdeep Singh) had received threats before as well. We need to take this incident seriously and think about how to tackle law and order issues. This is a disgrace for the Police department and I think these gangsters have challenged the police and the government," said Congress MLA Raj Kumar Verka.

Meanwhile, Amritsar Police Commissioner S. S. Srivastava said the police is actively engaged in nabbing the perpetrators.

"It is too premature to say (if gangsters shot the councillor). It is suspected to be the work of gangsters. Apparently, the victim was shot three times. We take any serious crime as a challenge and we will not only take strict legal action against them but are really going to go after them," he said.

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