In the carbine-snatching incident that occurred on Sunday in a government school at Sarhal Mandi village near Goraya, the rural police will honour head constable Shamsher Singh and Home Guards jawan Shingara Singh for prompt action after receiving a complaint that some persons were consuming drugs on the school premises.
Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, inspector general of police-II Lok Nath Angra, who was flanked by SSP Narinder Bhargava and SP (detective) HPS Khakh, said after watching video, it was found that the policemen showed restraint and remained on the spot even after the drug addict had snatched the carbine.
The IG said the Home Guards jawan even did not triy to flee the spot and tackled the incident with restraint.
The accused were consuming cannabis (bhang).
SSP Bhargav said the arrested drug addict, Nirmal Singh of Denowal village in Garshankar, was facing four cases under the NDPS Act in Hoshiarpur and had come out of jail on December 22.
He said the remaining two — Kuldeep and Amanjeet Singh — would be nabbed soon.
Nirmal’s mother, wife, brother and sister in-law were facing cases under the NDPS Act, the SSP said.
According to information, head constable Shamsher handed over his carbine to Shingara and entered the school by jumping the wall.
He nabbed Nirmal Singh while his nephew Amandeep Singh ran to the roof.
Amandeep came outside the school and Shingara asked him to surrender. Amandeep started abusing him also snatched the carbine and fled.
Later, the police recovered the carbine near the fields. One of their accomplices, Kuldeep, had made a video of the incident and circulated it.