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Cops on bootleggers’ hunt beaten up in Moga locality

Two policemen were beaten up and their private Hyundai I20 car vandalised when they went to “arrest” bootleggers at the infamous Berianwala locality here on Friday late night. The locality is infamous for sale of ‘chitta’ and illicit liquor. The police have booked seven men by name and some other unidentified people in this regard. Those booked have been identified as Mohna, Pamma, Monu, Jyoti, Ramnath, Parveen and Pappa, all residents of Berianwala locality.

punjab Updated: Dec 11, 2016 11:48 IST
HT Correspondent
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The cops had also fired in the air in defence, but accused thrashed them and took them hostage.(HT Representative Image)

Two policemen were beaten up and their private Hyundai I20 car vandalised when they went to “arrest” bootleggers at the infamous Berianwala locality here on Friday late night. The locality is infamous for sale of ‘chitta’ and illicit liquor. The police have booked seven men by name and some other unidentified people in this regard. Those booked have been identified as Mohna, Pamma, Monu, Jyoti, Ramnath, Parveen and Pappa, all residents of Berianwala locality.

As per the information, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Krishan Kumar and head constable Gurdev Singh got information that some people were selling illicit liquor. The cops went to the locality after registering an first information report (FIR) under Sections 61-1-14 of the NDPS Act, police said.

“As soon as the cops reached near the house of the main accused (Mohna), their car was rained with bricks. The accused then overpowered the cops,” eyewitnesses said. The cops had also fired in the air in defence, but accused thrashed them and took them hostage. There was scare in the locality and families locked themselves in their houses and called the police.

However, sources said cops had gone to collect ‘protection money’ when attacked by the residents.

Deputy superintendent of the police (DSP) Satpal Singh said a case has been registered against the accused for assault, rioting and not letting police perform their duty and they will be arrested soon.