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Ex-India footballer’s SUV set afire in Chandigarh’s Sector 21

punjab Updated: Nov 04, 2016 15:11 IST
HT Correspondent
Ex-India footballer

The Mahindra Scorpio of Kanwar Vinod that was set ablaze in Sector 21 in the wee hours of Thursday. (HT Photo)

Two unidentified persons set on fire the car of former international football player in Sector 21 in the wee hours of Thursday.

CCTV footage collected from a neighbour’s house showed two persons on a motorbike at 3.31am.

The police said Kanwar Vinod (51), a former India footballer who is employed as a superintendent with the customs and central excise department, complained that two people set his Mahindra Scorpio car on fire after parking their bike at a distance and fled.

By the time he called the fire brigade, another car parked nearby also caught fire.

“My neighbour informed me about the incident. He said one of the motorcyclists was draped in a blanket,” said Vinod while talking to HT over phone.

Vinod, who runs a local football club, said, “I represented India in football in various international tournaments. My sister has represented India in Asian Games in 1986 and 1990. The incident can be the result of a sports rivalry as well,” he said.

A case has been registered at the Sector 19 police station on the basis of the CCTV footage.

Easy targets

October 21: Unidentified persons burnt four vehicles, including two motorcycles and two Activa scooters, parked outside houses in Indra Colony in the wee hours.

June 11: City police booked unknown miscreants who allegedly set afire a Maruti car in Dhanas