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Former Radio India broadcaster sentenced to 4 years for temple shooting

Maninder Gill has been sentenced to four years in prison connection with 2010 shooting outside a Surrey temple.

Maninder Gill gets prison term in connection with 2010 shooting outside Surrey temple

Maninder Gill has been sentenced to four years in prison in connection with a shooting outside a Surrey B.C. temple.

Maninder Gill, 53, has been sentenced to four years in prison for a 2010 shooting outside a Surrey, B.C., temple.

Gill shot and injured Harjit Atwal outside Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara temple on Aug. 28, 2010 when an on-going feud culminated in violence.

"It's a very trying time for him ... a man who has spent and dedicated his entire life to giving back to the community to be ordered to go to jail. It's something that he and his family will have to endure," said Gill's lawyer Tony Paisana as he left court today.

In March of 2016 the former managing director of Radio India was convicted of five charges, including aggravated assault and discharging a firearm with intent to wound or disfigure.

Outside court the man Gill shot reacted. Atwal said he respects the court decision.

"It [took] a long time but finally we have justice," Atwal said.

Harjit Atwal, who was shot by Maninder Gill, was outside court today. (Farrah Merali/CBC)

With files from Farrah Merali

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