Two held for firing on PCR team in Tarn Taran
Two persons were arrested for allegedly firing on a police control room (PCR) team at Asal village in Patti sub-division of Tarn Taran district on Wednesday night.
A 32-bore pistol and six rounds were recovered from the accused, identified as Gurbhej Singh of Asal village and Gursevak Singh of Baba Jeevan Singh Basti.
Around 10.50pm on Wednesday, a police control room (PCR) team patrolling on motorcycles in the Sadar (city) area received information that two persons were creating hooliganism at Asal Chowk, said superintendent of police (SP investigation) Jagjit Singh Walia at a press conference. When the team led by assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Hira Singh tried to restrain them, a drunk Gurbhej opened fire at the ASI, he said.
The bullet missed the ASI from a close range, the SP said, adding the two started quarrelling with the cops before they were overpowered and arrested.
A case was registered against the two under Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 34 (act done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act at the Patti city police station.
Further investigations are on into the case, said SP Walia.
At least eight migrant labourers were crushed to death, while six others were grievously injured, when an iron rod-loaded truck in which they were travelling met with a major accident on NH-57 on Monday morning. Confirming the deaths, sub-divisional police officer SK Saroj said the labourers, all residents of Rajasthan, were heading to Jammu from Siliguri in West Bengal when the driver lost control and toppled on the roadside.
The Delhi fire control room received at least 20 calls until 9 am on Monday related to the uprooting of trees and wall collapses because of the heavy rain and gusty winds. The calls were received from places such as Delhi Cantonment, Civil Lines, Main Rohtak Road, and Dhaula Khan. The rains and the gusty winds up to 70 km per hour also led to traffic jams in many parts of the city.
The traffic police advised people to avoid stretches such as Narsinghpur area, Jharsa Crossing, Sector 29, Sector 38, Sector 50, Rajeev Chowk, Sheetla Mata Road, Civil Lines, Golf Course Extension Road, Vatika Chowk, Sector 52 and Daulatabad Flyover. “We have deployed teams, and are pumping out water through motors to ensure smooth flow of traffic, but congestions are being reported from many areas,” Ravinder Kumar Tomar, deputy commissioner of police (traffic) said, warning commuters to plan their journeys accordingly.
New Delhi: The heavy rain and gusty winds uprooted trees and led to water logging in Delhi on Monday and triggered power cuts across the city. The India Meteorological Department said thunderstorms were expected to continue in the city accompanied by gusty winds with a speed of 60-90 kilometre per hour. Officials urged residents, especially children, to stay away from electricity poles, sub-stations, transformers, and streetlights.
Delhi was much in need of a relief amid intense heatwave over the last few weeks and heavy rain and thunderstorms did just that. The mercury dropped by around 11 degrees Celsius in nearly 1.5 hours on Monday morning. “Today, between 5:40 am and 7 am, temperature fell by 11 degree Celsius, from 29 degree Celsius to 18 degree Celsius,” the India Meteorological Department said as per news agency ANI. Power blackouts were also reported.