An assistant sub inspector (ASI) and a head constable of the Moga district police were suspended on Friday after a criminal case was registered against them.
As per information, the suspended ASI Surinder Pal Singh was posted at Smalsar police station under Baghapurana subdivision, and head constable Jatinder Kumar was posted at Ajitwal police station under Nihal Singh Wala subdivision of the district.
Jatinder Singh Khaira, Moga senior superintendent of police (SSP), said that the ASI and the head constable were among eight people had been booked for allegedly attempting to murder a scrap dealer Kapil Dev Sharma in Kot-Ise-Khan town under Dharamkot subdivision on November 26.
In his complaint to Moga senior superintendent of police (SSP), Kapil Dev Sharma had stated that a few people, including ASI Surinder Pal Singh and head constable Jatinder Kumar, attacked him with sharp-edged weapons and wooden sticks when he was returning home after closing his shop.
The victim had alleged that two years ago, Vikram Sharma - one of the attackers - had opened fire at him with a revolver. A case was registered by Kot-Ise-Khan police against Vikram. However, the police said that both parties had reached a compromise in in that case in the presence of close relatives of both sides.
The complainant Kapil Dev Sharma is under treatment at a private hospital in Amritsar at the moment.
Jaswinder Singh, investigating officer (IO) of this case, said that a case had been registered against the ASI Surinder Pal Singh, head constable Jatinder Kumar, Vikram Sharma, Lucky Takkar, Raghu Sharma, all residents of Kot-Ise-Khan, Raman Sharma of Zira in Ferozepur district and four unidentified people at the Kot-Ise-Khan police station on the victim's complaint. However, no arrest has been made so far in this connection.
On the other hand, the suspended police officials have also submitted an application to the SSP for inquiring the entire matter deeply. The ASI has mentioned in his application that he and head constable had been 'falsely' implemented in this case. The SSP said a special police team has been formed to help nab the accused.