Cop loses life in firing incident on PAP campus

Cop loses life in firing incident  on PAP campus

A Punjab Police Sub-Inspector(SI) reportedly lost his life in a firing incident. A gunshot was heard around 6.30 pm on the PAP campus at gate number three. Photo for representation only

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, March 31

A Punjab Police Sub-Inspector(SI) reportedly lost his life in a firing incident. A gunshot was heard around 6.30 pm on the PAP campus at gate number three.

The victim has been identified as Sub-Inspector Paramjit Singh (57), a resident of Adampur. He was presently residing on the campus with his family, including his wife and a son.

SHO Cantt police station Inspector Azaib Singh said it was yet to be ascertained as to how the gunshot was fired. Paramjit Singh died on the spot after a bullet was misfired from his carbine. The bullet pierced through the right eye of the cop. The police were investigating the matter, the SHO added.

Senior cops including, IG SK Kalia, Commandent Manjit Singh Dhesi and ACP Cantt Major Singh reached the spot. The victim was posted as Sub-Inspector in PAP 27 Battalion.

This is the second such incident in nearly two months. Pritpal Singh (50), a Punjab Police constable reportedly lost his life in a firing incident after a bullet was fired from his self-loading rifle (SLR).The police anticipated that Pritpal committed suicide. He was deployed as a guard in the 9th Battalion. The SHO said that inquest proceedings under Section 174 of CrPC had been initiated.

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