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Two Congress supporters killed in Punjab in post-poll violence

The assembly election results announced in Punjab has sparked a clash in Bareta town of Mansa, resulting in the killing of two Congress supporters. The clash took place between two groups over the control of a truck union. As per information provided by police officials, there was an old rivalry between the two groups over the control of a truck union in Bareta. It is alleged that shots were fired by Binder Singh, who supports Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). In the firing, two people, Rai Tejinder Singh alias Ravi and Raju alias Rajesh were killed. Another person named Sukhwinder Singh was injured in the firing.

Sources said that it started with a verbal clash between both the groups on Saturday, after the assembly election results were announced, in which Congress won the elections. On the morning of Sunday, Binder came back with firearms and shot two people from the rival group and injured another person. For Binder, it was a revenge for the killing of his friend Jagga Singh, truck union president of Budhlada, who was killed by Rai Tejinder Singh in 2008. At that time, Binder had vowed to avenge the killing of his friend. Rai Tejinder Singh was out on bail, when Binder killed him today morning.

A case has been registered against Binder under sections 302, 148, 149 of the IPC and 25/54/59 of the Arms Act. The FIR also includes the names of Goldy, Perveen, Gurpreet Singh and four unidentified men.

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