Chandigarh: The Punjab Police has arrested three people in connection with an attack on top RSS leader Brig. (Retd) Jagdish Gagneja.
Two pistols and cartridges have also been recovered from the arrested.
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader, who was shot thrice in the abdomen from close range by two unidentified motorcycle riders in a busy area of Jalandhar city on Saturday evening, is currently recovering at the Hero DMC Heart Institute in Ludhiana.
The police had released CCTV footage of the two suspects earlier this week in Jalandhar. The footage showed the motorcycle-borne duo with their faces covered. It had also announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh and a job in Punjab police, depending on the nature of the information provided by anyone about the assailants.
The CCTV footage also indicated that the suspected assailants had trailed Gagneja, who retired from the Army as a Brigadier in 2003, for some time before firing at him near the Red Cross market in the busy Jyoti Chowk area in the heart of Jalandhar city, 155 km from here.
Punjab DGP Suresh Arora had formed a SIT, led by ADGP-cum-Director, Bureau of Investigation, IPS Sahota, to crack the case.
The Punjab RSS and the state BJP leadership have taken the attack on Gagneja very seriously.
(With Agency inputs)