MALERKOTLA: Two unidentified miscreants shot and killed an AAP counselor at a Malerkotla gym on Sunday morning.
The deceased has been identified as Muhammad Akbar Bholi, 55, of Sirhindi Gate, who won his first election to City Council on Ward Congress ticket number 18 in February 2021 and moved to the AAP ahead of the elections in the Punjab Assembly.
Police officials said Muhammad Akbar was jogging in his gym near the Ludhiana Bypass around 8 a.m. Sunday morning when one of two unidentified miscreants wearing black t-shirts entered. They added that within seconds, as the deceased approached the masked miscreant, he pulled out a gun and shot him.
Cops said the deceased died at the scene after being shot in the heart area. They added that after the incident, the miscreant fled the scene with other defendants on a motorbike.
Police officials said CCTV captured the footage of the defendants who appeared to be between the ages of 20 and 25. They added that the accused had parked the motorcycle some distance from the gymnasium.
Meanwhile, after the police got information about the incident, the police arrived at the scene and started to investigate the case.
Police then registered a case on the statement of the wife of the deceased against the unidentified accused under Articles 302 (murder) and 34 (acts done by several persons in pursuit of a common intention) of the ICC and articles of the law on weapons.