A cop created ruckus near Dugri Bridge and abused passersby on Monday evening. The cop has been identified as sub-inspector Inderjit Singh, who is deputed at Police Lines on general duty. Singh in an inebriated condition rammed his car into a mini-truck on the bridge.
In his complaint to the police, mini-truck driver Kuldeep Singh said, “Around 9 pm on Monday, a speeding car hit his vehicle. The cop, who was driving the car, came out and started threatening me. He was drunk. When passersby intervened, the cop has flashed gun and opened fire in air. The cop also threatened to shoot us and snatched motorcycle of a commuter, Sukhwinder Singh, and fled with it.”
Complainant Singh alleged that they informed the police, who took an hour to reach the spot. He alleged that the police that were proactive in arresting MLA brothers Balwinder Singh Bains and Simarjit Singh Bains and their supporters, but turned sluggish in taking action against their own colleague.
Following this, the passersby staged a protest at the spot and shouted slogans against the police.
He said, “The Dugri police have registered a case under Section 279 (reckless driving), 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of 50 rupees) and 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in this context against unidentified cop, even though people have produced pictures of the errant cop. The police have ignored the fact that he had snatched bike from a commuter on gun point and have not booked him under appropriate sections. Empty bottle of whisky was also recovered from the cop’s car. But, the police have not put any effort to arrest the cop.”
Meanwhile, when contacted, Dugri SHO Gurdev Singh said, “I have joined duty on Monday after a leave. I will be able to comment on the issue after investigating the matter.”