Barely a week after a cop was dragged on the car's bonnet by two youngsters, two policemen were thrashed on Monday night after they tried to intercept two motorcycle riders here. The incident occurred late on Monday night when Janmashtami celebrations were on at Ram Darbar in Sector 31.
The injured cops have been identified as sub-inspector Balwinder Singh and head constable Ramesh Chand. Ramesh had got a fracture in his left leg. The accused have been identified as Akash Bakra and Deepak Kumar, who are on the run.
As per the police, the accused were creating a ruckus and were signalled to stop by Balwinder around 11.45 pm. Ramesh was standing at a distance when he saw Balwinder being thrashed.
Ramesh said, "Near Vishwakarma temple, we spotted two youngsters riding a motorcycle without helmets. They were drunk. They were signalled to stop, but they entered into a verbal spat and attacked Balwinder." When Ramesh went to Balwinder's rescue, he too was pushed and his left leg hit a stone lying on the road.
The injured cops were rushed to General Hospital-16 in a police van. Ramesh will undergo a minor surgery for the fracture. Sub-inspector Balwinder was discharged after treatment from the hospital.
Sources said Bakra had been arrested twice in two liquor smuggling cases. A case was registered at Sector 31 police station against the accused, who managed to flee away from the spot.
Cops at receiving end
August 10: A constable was hit by a car at the Sectors 17-9 roundabout on Madhya Marg. The cop fell on the bonnet and the driver didn't stop the vehicle and the cop remained on the bonnet for about a kilometer.
June 28: A group of three youngsters were booked on the charges of misbehaving and manhandling a UT cop at the light point dividing sectors 18 and 19.
January 20: A head constable of Chandigarh police was beaten up by two vegetable vendors after the cop told them to remove their cycle-carts at Dhanas.
January 11: About five youngsters thrashed a constable of IRB while he was on his way home in his car at the dividing road of Sectors 37 and 38.
January 3: A constable of UT police posted at a transit camp at sector-52 was thrashed by a man.