Senior RSS leader Jadish Gagneja dies at 65

Senior RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja, who was shot at in Jalandhar by unidentified assailants in August, died at a hospital in Ludhiana . He was also the Vice-President of the Punjab unit of the Sangh Gagneja, 65, breathed his last at 9.16 am at the Hero DMC Heart Institute, Dr GS Wander, Director of the Institute.

Jagdish Gagneja after battling for life at the Hero DMC Heart Institute for over 45 days.The senior RSS leader died after suffering from a lung infection. As per reports, Gagneja was shifted to DMC Heart Institute from Patel Hospital in Jalandhar on August 7, a day after two unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants had shot at him there.

Brig Gagneja had joined the RSS after retiring from the Army in 2004 and kept a low profile. The attack against him was extensively probed by Punjab Police with DGP Suresh Arora also visiting the crime spot.

After police failed to make any breakthrough in Gagneja’s murder, the case was handed over to CBI recently. Apart from family members of the deceased, many senior RSS and BJP leaders including Phul Chand Jain, Anil Sareen, Commissioner of Police Jatinder Singh Aulakh and Dr Rishi Pal, ADC Ludhiana district were present at the hospital to pay their last respects.