New Delhi, Nov 2 (PTI) The NIA is likely to probe the killing of an RSS leader in Punjab following a recommendation by the state government, a Home Ministry official said.Also Read - Captain Amarinder Singh To Form His New Party Ahead of Punjab Polls, Alliance With BJP Likely

The home ministry is examining the recommendation of the Punjab government for investigation by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) the killing of RSS leader Ravinder Gosai in Ludhiana last month and a decision on it will be taken soon. Also Read - Singhu Border Killing: Second 'Nihang' Arrested From Punjab Village Over Gruesome Murder of Dalit Man

The investigation is expected to be given to the NIA, the official said. Also Read - Only To Curb Trans-Border Crimes: BSF Says Jurisdiction Increased For CrPC Act, Passport Act

Gosai was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne assailants in Ludhiana on October 17. He was the ‘Sangh Pracharak’ at the RSS Mohan Shakha in Ludhiana.

Four unidentified assailants also shot dead the leader of a lesser known Hindu outfit ‘Hindu Sangarash Sena’ Vipina Sharma in Amritsar in broad day light on October 30.

Senior Punjab RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja was shot by unidentified motorcycle-borne youths in a busy area in Jalandhar on August 6, 2016.

However, so far, the Punjab government has recommended for an NIA probe only Gosai’s killing.

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