Feud Over Radio Reports May Have Led To Shooting Near Vancouver
August 30, 2010 at 4:34 AM (PT)
A feud between two SURREY, BC businessmen that originated with reports on MULTICULTURAL BROADCASTING brokered Indian KVRI-A (RADIO INDIA)/BLAINE, WA-VANCOUVER, BC apparently led to one of the men being shot outside a wedding ceremony SATURDAY (8/28), reports the VANCOUVER SUN.
Contractor HARJIT SINGH ATWAL was wounded in the thigh after being shot in the parking lot of the GURU NANAK Sikh temple in SURREY. No suspects have yet been named, but the police visited the offices of RADIO INDIA looking for the station's Managing Dir. MANINDER SINGH GILL, whom ATWAL, with two others, sued for defamation in MAY.
GILL and host SUKHMINDER SINGH CHEEMA have themselves filed claims with the police claiming that they have been threatened. The dispute involves an APRIL 15th report on the station about alleged threats made by JASPER ATWAL against a local politician.