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British Columbia Radio India managing director faces five charges after shooting

Radio India managing director Maninder Gill has turned himself in after being charged in connection with the weekend shooting of a prominent businessman, police say.

Mr. Gill, 47, allegedly shot Harjit Atwal, 54, in the leg on Saturday at the Guru Nanak Sikh Temple in Surrey during a wedding.

Mr. Gill is facing five charges, according to a police statement: unauthorized possession of a firearm, pointing a firearm, two counts of discharging a firearm with intent and possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose.

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Police said the shooting was not a random incident and the two men were known to each other.

Online court documents show that Mr. Atwal and two of his associates filed a civil law suit against 12 employees of Radio India and the company itself, with Mr. Gill being one of the defendants. The case, filed Aug. 3, claims that Radio India defamed Mr. Atwal and his associates in a series of broadcasts in Punjabi on May 14.

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