Ludhiana: The Ludhiana Police on Wednesday claimed to have recovered the motorcycle used by the two masked assailants of an RSS leader who was shot dead in Kailash Nagar locality in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
The motorcycle was abandoned by the killers, about 12 km from the spot of the crime, on the GT Road near Ladhowal in the outskirts of the city. The details of the two-wheeler was being verified, the police said.
The motorcycle bore registration number PB10CU-7223, police commissioner RN Dhoke said, adding, "This has made easier for us to trace the killers. This clue of route used by assailants will definitely help us in the investigations."
The police have started getting footage from CCTV cameras installed on this route, the official said.
"The assailants had used the flyover while passing through Slemtabri chowk after killing the RSS leader. That is why they escaped CCTV cameras installed under the bridge on the GT Road there under the 'Safe City Project'", Dhoke said.
The two unidentified assailants shot dead senior Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leader Ravinder Gosain (60) in the Kailash Nagar locality when he was returning home after attending a morning drill (RSS shakha).
Gosain died on the spot, the police said.
Senior BJP leader and former minister Manoranjan Kalia, who was in the city on Wednesday, said, "The incident is a total collapse of law-and-order machinery in the state. The situation has gone from bad to worse. Miscreants are executing murders in broad daylight without any fear of the police."
Local MP Ravneet Singh Bittu and Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Sukhpal Singh Khaira visited the residence of the deceased RSS leader and expressed condolence to his family.
Khaira condemned the killing of Gosain and the police's "failure" to nab the assailants.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who was in Punjab on Tuesday, had raised the issue of the killing with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and told him to get the matter thoroughly investigated speedily, former Punjab BJP chief Kamal Sharma had said.
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Updated Date: Oct 18, 2017 20:24:13 IST