Six more arrested for attack on Punjab spiritual leader Sant Baba Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale

Dhadrianwale's close aide Bhupinder Singh was hit by a bullet and died in the incident

Last Updated: May 24, 2016, 19:42 PM IST
Six more arrested for attack on Punjab spiritual leader Sant Baba Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale

Chandigarh: Six more people were arrested in connection to attack on Punjab spiritual leader Sant Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale on Tuesday.

Baba Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale had a narrow escape on May 17 when a group of unidentified assailants opened fire at his cavalcade in Ludhiana district of Punjab.

Last week four people were arrested in connection with the case.

The miscreants, believed to be about forty in number, opened fire at the convoy when Dhadrianwale was going to Isewal village.

Dhadrianwale, in his statement, called it was a pre-planned attack.

The attacker fired about 15 shots before fleeing.

Police have provided security to Dhadrianwale, 36, a Patiala-based preacher, who was attacked on Tuesday near Barewal bridge near Ludhiana, 120 km from here, when he was travelling with some supporters.

His convoy comprised other vehicles also but a group of 30-40 people attacked his SUV only by firing at it and hitting it with baseball bats and sharp-edged weapons.