A worker wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus as she cleans a glass in front of the bar area at Roadhouse Barbecue restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, June 15, 2020. Restaurants will no longer be banned from serving alcohol. Thai government continues to ease restrictions related to running business in capital Bangkok that were imposed weeks ago to combat the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)(AP)
A worker wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus as she cleans a glass in front of the bar area at Roadhouse Barbecue restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, June 15, 2020. Restaurants will no longer be banned from serving alcohol. Thai government continues to ease restrictions related to running business in capital Bangkok that were imposed weeks ago to combat the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)(AP)

Barring men from consuming alcohol proved fatal for 2 cops in Sonepat

Randhawa said constable Ravinder Kumar and special police officer Kaptan Singh were attacked with sharp-edged weapons by Amit Kumar, Sandeep Kumar and their four accomplices, who are at large
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By Sunil Rahar, Rohtak
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 11:33 AM IST

A day after two policemen on patrol duty were killed near Butana checkpost in Gohana, Sonepat superintendent of police (SP) Jashandeep Randhawa on Wednesday said the accused attacked the cops for not allowing them to consume liquor.

Randhawa said constable Ravinder Kumar and special police officer Kaptan Singh were attacked with sharp-edged weapons by Amit Kumar, Sandeep Kumar and their four accomplices, who are at large.

“The criminals were roaming around in Sandeep’s car on Monday night when they encountered the cops. Their blind murder was solved with the help of the car number constable Ravinder Kumar had noted down on his hand. Our team had raided Ramnagar area on Sonepat-Jind road, where in an encounter, Amit was killed while Sandeep was arrested. Our team members who sustained injuries in the shootout are stable and out of danger now,” the SP added.

On Wednesday, Sandeep was produced in a Gohana court, which sent him in seven-day police remand.

A police official privy to the case claimed that the absconding accused included two women.

The police said that Amit was accused in at least six cases, including two attempts to murder in Jind in 2014 and 2015. Similarly, Sandeep was also booked in a case of murder bid in Jind, the police added.

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