2 booked for attacking cop on duty

2 booked for attacking cop on duty

PK Jaiswar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, September 16

The Gharinda police have booked Harjinder Singh and Dharminder Singh, both residents of Dhanoe Khurd village, for allegedly thrashing and injuring a cop on duty. They were charged with murder bid and for objecting a government servant from discharging his duties.

One is Prime suspect in narco-terror module

  • One of the accused Dharminder Singh is one of the prime suspects in the narco-terror module busted by the Punjab Police, in which an Army man was also arrested in January last year.
  • They used to fetch drugs from across the international border with the help of drones. He had recently come out on bail.
  • According to Investigating Officer ASI Rajbir Singh, both accused had several cases registered against them under the NDPS Act.

How it all happened

Victim Ranjit Singh, a Punjab Home Guards jawan, was going to Atalgarh village on Tuesday to examine the CCTV camera in the village. When he reached near the village at 6.10 pm, the two accused who were travelling on a scooter came from the opposite side and intercepted him. They were equipped with a datar and a hockey stick. To take revenge, they shouted saying that it was he (the cop) who had given information about them leading to their arrest. He said they attacked him with the datar and hockey stick. They also snatched his mobile and Rs5,000 from his pocket. As people started gathering, the accused fled on the bike.

Dharminder Singh was one of the prime suspects in the narco-terror module busted by the Punjab Police, in which an Army man was also arrested in January last year. They used to fetch drugs from across the international border with the help of drones. He had recently come out on bail.

According to Investigating Officer ASI Rajbir Singh, both accused had several cases registered against them under the NDPS Act.

Victim Ranjit Singh, a Punjab Home Guards jawan, told the police that he was going to Atalgarh village on Tuesday to see the CCTV camera in the village. He said when he reached near the village at 6.10 pm, the two accused who were travelling on a scooter came from the opposite side and intercepted him. They were equipped with a datar and a hockey stick. To take revenge, they shouted saying that it was he (the cop) who had given information about them leading to their arrest.

He said they attacked him with the datar and hockey stick. They also snatched his mobile and Rs5,000 from his pocket. As people started gathering, the accused fled with his bike. He was left seriously injured by the accused. A villager informed the police and rushed him to the Civil Hospital at Lopoke, where he was under treatment.

ASI Rajbir Singh said a case under Sections 307, 379-B, 353, 186, 332, 333, 341 and 506 of the IPC was registered against Harjinder and Dharminder. Both were absconding after the incident and raids were on to nab them, the police said. 

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