Advertisement

HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014

Restaurateur among 3 held for assaulting Punjab top cop

HT Correspondents, Hindustan Times  SAS Nagar/Ludhiana, December 26, 2012
First Published: 23:59 IST(26/12/2012) | Last Updated: 00:01 IST(27/12/2012)

The three main accused in the Monday night assault on assistant inspector general of police (AIG) SS Mand at a restaurant in Ludhiana were arrested on Wednesday.

Advertisement

While the restaurant's owner Maninder Pal Singh Johar, alias Sunny, and Rishi Banda were arrested near Zirakpur in SAS Nagar (Mohali) district, Johar's nephew Amandeep Singh was nabbed near Rose Garden, Ludhiana.

All three are facing charges of attempt to murder after Mand fractured his leg in a fight with a group allegedly led by Johar and Banda, who have remained functionaries of the Youth Akali Dal (YAD).

"Johar and Banda were intercepted by a police team between Dera Bassi and Zirakpur when they traveling in a black Fiat Punto hatchback bearing registration number PB-10-CQ-4042," said senior superintendent of police (SSP), SAS Nagar, Gurpreet Singh Bhullar. "They tried to flee on foot, but were overpowered."

Ludhiana police commissioner Ishwar Singh said at a press conference that a team had been sent to bring Banda and Johar from SAS Nagar. Amandeep was waiting for someone near the garden in Ludhiana when he was tracked down, the commissioner informed.

The SAS Nagar police also recovered the .32-bore revolver of Mand's NRI friend Paramjit Singh Passi, who was injured in the assault, and six cartridges from Johar. Passi is the formal complainant in the matter.

Apprehending that the accused could flee abroad, the Ludhiana police had issued lookout circulars with photographs of the trio to all airports on Tuesday. Director general of police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini had reportedly roped in top officers to arrest the men

The accused were initially tracked to Patiala and then SAS Nagar.


Advertisement
more from India

Police to conduct polygraphic test on DIG Paraskar

The Mumbai crime branch has sent a letter to deputy inspector general Sunil Paraskar in a bid to seek his permission to conduct a polygraphic and lie detector tests on him. While the police are awaiting a response from Paraskar, the officials said that they would soon approach the court to seek its permission.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved