Ludhiana police arrest Shiv Sena Leader for faking attack on himself


Ludhiana: The alleged attempt to murder Punjab Shiv Sena youth wing president Amit Arora on February 3 was orchestrated by him to get "security and publicity", police today said and arrested the leader and his two accomplices. Arora had claimed that he was shot at by two motorcycle-borne youths at the Basti Jodhewal Chowk here when he was sitting in the car. Forensic and medical reports, however, blew the lid off Arora’s lie. Police said Arora has confessed to his crime.

During investigations conducted by Prabodh Kumar, Additional Director General of Police, it was established that it was a "fake case", Ludhiana Police Commissioner Jatinder Singh Aulakh said. "The attack was staged to get police security and publicity only," he told reporters here. Amit Arora, his security guard Om Prakash and another person Money were today arrested in this case and booked under various sections of IPC for allegedly staging the entire incident. 

In his complaint lodged here on February 3, the Shiv Sena leader had stated that he had stopped his car near a vend in Basti Jodhewal Chowk and was having soup while sitting in the vehicle. His gunman and his accomplice were also sitting in the car when suddenly two unidentified bike-borne persons appeared on the scene and fired at him and escaped, he had said. Arora had suffered a bullet injury on neck and was operated upon at CMC Hospital. "The entire incident was a self staged drama to get more security, a security vehicle from the police and some publicity," Aulakh stated.