Road rage? NRI ‘shot at’ by ASI, family cries foul

Police register case against unknown persons for attempt to rob ASI

Road rage? NRI ‘shot at’ by ASI, family cries foul

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, November 19

An NRI was allegedly shot at by an ASI while rushing to admit his wife to a hospital leaving him seriously injured. Kapilmeet Singh was taken to a hospital with wounds on his face. Nevertheless, the police officials said the ASI had opened fired in self-defence after some people in an SUV tried to stop and rob him. They said further investigations were underway to ascertain the facts.

The incident occurred on Wednesday evening near Dadduana village falling under Jandiala Guru police station with the rural police. The ASI was identified as Tarsem Singh, in-charge of Nawapind police chowki.

The family members of the victim stated that Kapilmeet was taking his wife to the hospital, who had fallen ill. Sarabjit Singh, his brother, said Dubai-based NRI had come home to celebrate Diwali. He was to return after two months. “They were returning home for some money in order to admit her (to hospital). On the way, they tried to overtake a Swift car. However, the occupants did not give them the passage,” he told. The ASI was driving that car.

He further said that when they objected to it, the ASI shot at their vehicle and the bullet hit Kapilmeet on his forehead leaving him injured and the cop fled the spot. Kapilmeet was immediately taken to Sri Guru Ramdas Hospital at Vallah, where he is under treatment.

Harchand Singh, SHO Jandiala Guru police station, said a case was registered on the complaint of ASI against an unknown SUV vehicle, who he alleged, attempted to rob him. Also, a case of robbery and murder bid was registered against unknown persons as further investigations were underway.

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