Firing over parking at CITCO: Accused who shot youth yet to be held

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Aug 27, 2015 23:52 IST

The men, who allegedly shot at a 22-year-old youth following a verbal spat over parking at CITCO Café parking in Sector 10 on Wednesday, is yet to be arrested.

Police teams have been sent to Ludhiana and Faridkot to nab the accused, who fled from the spot. However, police were able to note own the registration number of their Volkswagen Polo car (PB10 D0332) after the incident.

The injured has been identified as Praveen Kumar, a BA second-year student at DAV College, Sector 10. He was rushed to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) by his friends, who informed the police. His condition is stated to be stable.

After recording the statements of the complainant and the victim, the case has been probed from different angles, said the police.

According to the police, they entered into a scuffle over parking, after which the accused shot at him with his .32 bore revolver.

Inspector Dalbir Singh, station house officer, Sector 3 police station, said two shells were recovered from the spot, and they have been sent to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL).

A case under Sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code and 25-54-59 of the Arms Act has been registered.

Contradictions in statements

The police are verifying if the firing incident has any resemblance to the elections at Panjab University. Complainant Rahul said two turban-wearing youths shot at the victim, whereas later he told police a couple entered into an altercation with the victim and shot at him. The police have raised doubts over the sequence of events briefed by the complainant, and contradictions in his statements.

According to police, Praveen is an HSA supporter and was active during the student union elections, while the accused who shot at him belonged to the opposition party.

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