LAST UPDATE – 10:45 AM IST—Sikh24 has confirmed that Baba Bhupinder Singh has succumbed to his injuries.
Bhai Dhadrianwale was on his way to a diwan at village Isewal (Mullanpur Dakha) in Ludhiana when a gang of 40 people fired gunshots at the jatha. Baba Bhupinder Singh, another Singh who dresses just like Bhai Dhadrianwale was shot and is in critical condition.
Bhai Dhadrianwale was scheduled to attend diwans at Isewal for two days, May 17 and 18.
Gurvinder Singh, a sevadar who provided information to Sikh24 said, “Baba Ji’s jatha was stopped on the way to Mullanpur Dakha by a gang of people, numbering about 40. They asked the convey to stop and drink chabeel (sweet milk drink) but as the Jatha stopped, the gang launched the attack, however, Baba Ji survived.”
S. Bagicha Singh, a Sikh activist condemned the attack. “The firing was really intense and several vehicles were also attacked,” he said.
Assassins fired at least 15 shots at the convey, however Baba Ranjit Singh ji survived the attack.
A post by Parmeshar Dwar Trust on Facebook states: “This is believed to have been an assassination attempt. There are reports of injuries in the Jatha and another Singh looking like Bhai Ranjit Singh Khalsa was targeted specifically.”
“There is unconfirmed information that person may have been killed. The Jatha vehicles, which were near Ludhiana, were pursued by a number of cars for approximately 4 kilometres in a chase and the whereabouts of Bhai Ranjit Singh Khalsa are now unknown.”