Guwahati News Desk: Unknown assailants on Friday shot dead Shaurya Chakra awardee Balwinder Singh Sandhu, who fought terrorism in Punjab. The incident took place in Tarn Taran district months after the government withdrew his security cover.
The motorcycle-borne men fired four bullets into Sandhu (62) when he was at his office adjoining his home in Bhikhiwind and escaped, the police said. He was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him “brought dead”.
Sandhu had fought against terrorism in the state for years, facing at least 16 terror attacks during height of Khalistani militancy in Punjab.