A Punjab Police head constable was attacked and his service weapon was snatched at a filling station around 8am on here on Saturday.
The cop, who was injured in the incident, has been identified as Sukhdev Singh, deputed with the police control room staff on night duty. The police said an unidentified man riding a Bajaj Discover motorcycle fled towards Chandigarh Chowk after snatching the weapon.
The head constable has been admitted to the local civil hospital. The incident was caught on CCTV cameras installed in the area.
The police said around 8 am when he reached the filling station in his private vehicle, an unidentified person took away his weapon at knifepoint. As the cop resisted, the accused hit him on his head. The filling station employees did not come to the rescue of the cop out of fear. Later, police personnel reached the spot and took Sukhdev to the hospital where his condition is stated to be stable.
The CCTV footage shows the accused crossing the SSP office on Rahon road with the snatched weapon.