Rahul condemns RSS leader's killing,says violence unacceptable

18 Oct 2017

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today condemned the killing of RSS leader Ravinder Gosai in Ludhiana and demanded that the guilty be brought to justice. "I strongly condemn the killing of RSS leader Ravinder Gosai in Ludhiana. Violence is unacceptable. The guilty must be brought to book," he said on Twitter. Gosai was killed by two unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants yesterday in the Kailash Nagar locality of Ludhiana. Ravinder Gosain, 60, was returning home after attending a morning drill (RSS shakha) when he was attacked, the police said. Gosain died on the spot while the attackers fled. A three member Special Investigation Team (SIT) led by Deputy Commissioner of Police Gagan Ajit Singh has been formed to probe the case.
Yash Giri, city secretary of the RSS, had condemned the incident and said it was "definitely a target killing". Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had also raised the issue with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who assured him of action soon. The CPI-M wants a movement of democratic and secular forces to face challenges of the Sangh Parivar in the country. The BJP chief had flagged-off the 15-day-long yatra at Payyannur in Kannur on October 3, to highlight the 'Left's atrocities' under the CPI(M)-led LDF rule. The padayatra had criss-crossed 11 districts in the state with four chief ministers, including Yogi Adityanath of Uttar Pradesh, senior party leaders and Union ministers taking part in the high-pitched campaign against the ruling LDF. (PTI)