Punjab MLA dies in Chandigarh

December 28th, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Dec 28 (IANS) Punjab legislator Gurdeep Singh Bhullar of the Shiromani Akali Dal died here Sunday. He was for long suffering from a liver disease, a police officer said.”He (Bhullar) was not keeping good health and was suffering from some disease related to liver for the last seven-eight years,” investigating officer Har Sahai Sharma told IANS.

He said 50-year-old Bhullar died on his way to the hospital.

“Though it seems to be a natural death, we are awaiting the post-mortem examination report before arriving on any conclusion,” Sharma said.

Bhullar was elected to the Punjab state legislature from Nurmahal in Jalandhar district, around 200 km from here.

Davinder Pal, a close friend of Bhullar who brought him to the hospital, said: “Bhullar came to Chandigarh Saturday evening. I went to his place around 12.45 p.m. and found him lying unconscious. I immediately informed the police and brought him to the hospital.”

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