LAHORE - Three people were gunned down over funds collection for an under construction seminary being constructed near Faisal Park in Harbanspura police precincts on Sunday morning. The deceased were identified as Tanveer Mehmood (40), Abdul Rasheed (50) and his cousin Liaqat Ali (45). The neighbours revealed both rival parties had been enjoying cordial relations since long before this untoward incident pushed them away from each other. Police investigators said Danish, Bilal and Murtaza with other people, during their door-to-door fundraising campaign, were collecting funds for the under construction six-storey Jamia Masjid Bilal. At about 10:30 am on Sunday, when they knocked at the doors of their relatives namely Tanveer Mehmood and Shafqat Mehmood and requested for funds from Mohammad Ashraf, father of Tanveer, he allegedly abused them, claiming he was the real custodian of the mosque and had the right to collect funds. Hearing the remarks Danish pushed him back as a result of which he fell down, sources close to the police investigators said. In the meantime, family members of both the parties came out of their home and started quarrelling with each other. An eyewitness woman, requesting anonymity, said the elders from each side actually desired to be the caretakers for the aforesaid mosque and wanted to collect funds, which created rift between them. Another neighbour said cost of the said project amounted to Rs 100 million and both parties claimed they were the real custodians of the mosque. In fact Abdul Rasheed and his paternal nephews including Waqas knocked at the door of Tanveer Mehmood and admonished him over his claim of custodianship of the said mosque. The accused also hurled life threats to him, sources said. According to them, Faryad and Farhan, paternal nephews of Tanveer Mehmood, got infuriated and exchanged hot words with them. The incident at last resulted in the tragedy which claimed three lives. Sources said Danish, Bilawal, Shahid Mehmood, Raza, Hasnain, Usman, Waqas, Frayad and Farhan opened indiscriminate fires on each other as a result of which Tanveer Mehmood, Abdul Rasheed, Liaquat Ali, Shafqat Mehmood and Mrs Tanveer suffered multiple bullet injuries. However the family members shifted injured to the Services Hospital where the doctors pronounced Tanveer Mehmood, Abdul Rasheed and Liaquat Ali dead while the condition of Shafqat Mehmood and Mrs Tanveer was stated to be critical at the Surgical Ward of the Services Hospital till filing of this report. Meanwhile, Superintendent of Cantonment Police, Jawad Qamar, SHO Harbanspura Mohammad Adrees Qureshi along with a good number of police officials reached the spot and cordoned of the area. Talking to this scribe Adrees Qureshi claimed six accused Danish, Bilawal, Shahid, Raza, Hasnain and Usman had been apprehended. He said an FIR had also been lodged against these accused from both sides under section 302 of PPC. He said action would be initiated against them as per law. Further investigation is underway.