Guard shot at in Sector 25 in Chandigarh; two held

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jul 10, 2016 13:16 IST
The accused Rahul (25) in blue T-shirt and Sahil (19) being taken to court on Saturday. (Anil Dayal/HT Photo)

A 40-year-old private security guard was shot at and injured after he intervened in a clash near his house between two groups at Bhaskar Colony, Sector 25, on Friday late night.

Police have arrested two residents of Bhaskar Colony — Rahul alias Chikna (25) and Sahil (19) — and claim that Rahul had fired at Dharmavir. The department also claimed that the accused had an old rivalry with two residents of the same colony, identified as Gullu and his brother Goliya.

“The Police Control Room received a call around 11:29 pm that shots has been fired at the Bhaskar Colony and a person was injured. He was rushed to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16 and was later referred to the PGI to be operated upon,” said Sector 11 SHO Narinder Singh.

A PGI doctor stated, “He suffered bullet injuries on his left hand and stomach. The bullet was removed and he is in the intensive-care unit. He is stable, but will stay under observation.”

Police have recovered the country-made pistol used in the crime.

“There were two gangs in the area. While both Gullu and Goliya were members of ‘Suraj’ group, Rahul and Sahil were associated with ‘Nitu’ group. They had got cross-cases registered against each other after previous brawls. However, the groups again got into a fight recently that culminated into the clash on Friday,” a police official said. “The accused were fighting with Gullu and Goliya, Dharamvir who lives nearby intervened,” added the officer.

The victim’s brother Dharmpal told HT, “We do not know who was fighting and who opened fire. My brother is a religious person and never indulged in any arguments.”

A case under Sections 307 (attempt to murder) of IPC and Arms Act has been registered at Sector-11 Police Station.

Previous firing incidents 

July 5, 2016: 24-year-old Akhil of Manimajra was shot in his abdomen by two bouncers in a Sector 26 gym. 

April 8, 2016: PU student leader Manpreet Aulakh shot at by rival outfit's members outside the law auditorium. 

June 2, 2015: Three people, including a Delhi girl, were hurt after a group of four youth opened fire outside the Score discotheque in Sector 8. 

March 19, 2014: A youth was injured in firing outside Buzz, a restaurant-cum-disco in Sector 17.

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