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UP cop shoots at fellow constable, absconds

According to eyewitnesses, the two were having drinks together when they got into an altercation

noida Updated: Dec 01, 2016 21:58 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Sukhbir Singh, posted on PCR van 37, was injured after a fellow cop opened fire at him during an altercation.
Sukhbir Singh, posted on PCR van 37, was injured after a fellow cop opened fire at him during an altercation.(HT Photo)

An on-duty Ghaziabad police constable allegedly shot and injured a fellow constable on duty near Loha Mandi police post in Ghaziabad on Thursday night. The accused constable fled the spot after shooting the victim with his service pistol.

According to the police, the incident took place around 8pm on Thursday. Umesh Yadav, posted at Loha Mandi police-post, and Sukhbir Singh, posted on PCR van 37, got into an altercation after which the Yadav shot Sukhbir. The incident took place under Kavi Nagar police station area.

“According to eyewitnesses, the two were having drinks together when they got into an altercation. Then Umesh fired at Sukhbir with his service pistol. He then fled the scene. We have lodged an FIR against him for attempt to murder,” said Salmantaj Patil, superintendent of police (city).

The injured constable sustained a bullet injury in his abdomen and was rushed to a private hospital in Kavi Nagar and later referred to a multi-specialty hospital in Gandhi Nagar.

“It is to be inquired whether they had drinks or not and what led to the altercation. The entire incident will be probed. The victim is injured and more details will be known only when his health improves,” Patil said.