Chased, Gen’s grandson hits PCR vehicle, arrested

CHANDIGARH: A 32-year-old motorist, grandson of Lt Gen PN Hoon (retd), a former GOC-in-C of the Western Command, who was allegedly driving under the influence of liquor, has been arrested by the UT police after he reportedly hit a PCR vehicle twice when he was signalled to stop the vehicle, a Hyundai Venue.

Chased, Gen’s grandson hits PCR vehicle, arrested

The Hyundai Venue, which was being driven by the suspect.

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 9

A 32-year-old motorist, grandson of Lt Gen PN Hoon (retd), a former GOC-in-C of the Western Command, who was allegedly driving under the influence of liquor, has been arrested by the UT police after he reportedly hit a PCR vehicle twice when he was signalled to stop the vehicle, a Hyundai Venue. The vehicle was involved in an accident in Panchukla and UT cops were intercepting the offending vehicle when the incident took place on October 7.

According to the police, Head Constable Sada Shivtripathi was on PCR duty when information was received from the Police Control Room that a vehicle that was involved in an accident in Panchkula was spotted near the Transport light point.

The PCR vehicle which was near the spot chased the vehicle and signalled the driver to stop the vehicle near the Railway light point. However, he hit the PCR vehicle with his car and sped away from the spot.

The PCR staff kept chasing the suspect and tried to stop the vehicle near the Bapu Dham light point. However, the suspect again rammed his car into the PCR vehicle. The police said his car broke down and he failed to escape from the spot.

The police rounded up the driver, Kanav Partap Hoon, a resident of Sector 6, Panchkula.

A case under Sections 279 (rash driving), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from the discharge of his duty) and 186 (obstructing a public servant in the discharge of public functions) of the IPC and Section 185 (driving by a drunken person or a person under the influence of drugs) of the Motor Vehicles Act has been registered at the Industrial Area police station. The suspect has been arrested and the vehicle impounded by the police.

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