Two men open fire at RSS worker outside a ‘shakha’

New Delhi: RSS on Monday condemned the attack on its worker in Ludhiana where two men opened fire at a worker outside a ‘shakha’ there early on Monday.

“Attempt to attack RSS worker at Ludhiana is condemnable and certainly a cowardly act,” RSS’s Prachar Pramukh (communications department head) Manmohan Vaidya said.

Rejecting reports about firing at Ludhiana RSS office, he said the “shakha in-charge aborted an attempt to fire at him by some unidentified miscreants before the start of its shakha early in the morning.”

According to a statement, Naresh Kumar, an RSS worker, had gone early in the morning to a park in Ludhiana’s Janakpuri area where the RSS holds a shakha every morning.

When enquired about the presence of unidentified persons at a dark spot outside the park, he went and questioned them upon which one of them fired at him.

Hearing the shots, some other RSS workers rushed to the spot, and realising that more people were collecting, the men escaped on a bike.

RSS Pranth Pracharak Kishore Kant asked Sangh workers and people not to be misled by rumours on Ludhiana incident and asked them to be vigilant. He said RSS ‘shakhas’ would continue as usual.