A case of negligence has been registered against the four policeman from whose custody six armed goons freed gangster Dilpreet Singh on Wednesday at a Balachaur highway eating joint.
The cops were moving the criminal back to the Hoshiarpur central jail from Rupnagar after a drug case hearing when they stopped for lunch at Prince Deluxe Dhaba of Railmajra village on the Chandigarh highway and came under attack. The Kathgarh police have booked assistant sub-inspector Neel Kamal, besides head constables Gurdeep Singh, Balwinder Singh, and Jaspal Singh under Sections 223 (escape from confinement because of the negligence of public servants), 224 (obstructing lawful arrest), and 225 (resisting lawful arrest of another person) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The attackers had also taken away the squad’s mobile phones and a magazine of the AK-47 assault rifle.
Within a few minutes, the goons had returned to the dhaba and taken away its surveillance camera recording system after hitting owner Sonu. Balachaur deputy superintendent of police DSP) Rajpal Singh Hundal said the registration number of one of the gang’s two getaway cars had come out to be fake. The other car had not even a number plate. Superintendent of police (investigation) HPS Parmar had inspected the scene of crime.
Gangster Dilpreet Singh is from Dhahan village in Rupnagar district. He is accused in 10 criminal cases, including attempt to murder and drug peddling.