Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 25
The UT police opened fire at a Hyundai Verna to stop it from speeding away after breaking a naka laid on the road separating Sector 8 and 18 on Madhya Marg here on Saturday night. The suspects were chased by a police vehicle. However, cops failed to catch it.
In view of the rising shooting incidents in the city, a naka was laid with heavy police deployment on both sides of the road separating Sector 8 and Sector 18.
DSP (Central) Krishan Kumar, SHO, Sector 17 police station, Ram Rattan, SHO, Sarangpur police station, Inspector Jasbir Singh and other police officials were present at the naka laid to check the movement of gangsters in the city. The suspected vehicles were being stopped and checked at the naka.
In the meantime, a Verna car arrived and slowed down on noticing cops. The driver suddenly accelerated the vehicle and sped away after breaking the naka. Since a PCR was stationed near the Sector 8/7 roundabout, the driver took a U-turn on the slip road and drove the vehicle in the opposite direction.
While they were speeding away, Neelam police post in-charge Sub-Inspector Jaiveer Singh Rana fired a gunshot at the car’s tyre, but it missed the target.
Cops alerted the Police Control Room and a message to intercept the vehicle was flashed. However, the suspects managed to escape.
In another incident, a Swift car bearing Himachal Pradesh (HP) number was stopped by the police. As one of the occupants tried to run away, cops nabbed him. He was identified as Mandeep Singh (29), a resident of Ropar district. During his search, a country-made pistol loaded with two cartridges was recovered. The search of the car driver, identified as Pardeep (24) of Mankpur village in Himachal Pradesh, led to the recovery of two live cartridges.
In yet another incident, the police caught Husandeep Singh Hundal (34), a resident of Amritsar, who was driving a Hyundai Creta, and 19 live cartridges were found in the SUV. He could not produce any licence or permission to carry the ammunition.
Cases against all suspects have been registered at the Sector 3 police station and an investigation has been initiated.
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