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Four cops injured in firing as undertrial escapes custody in Haryana

One cop was seriously injured in the incident.

india Updated: Sep 08, 2017 19:13 IST
Press Trust of India, Chandigarh
Haryana,Haryana police,Mahendergarh district
(CCTV grab)

Four policemen were injured as armed assailants opened indiscriminate fire at them in the parking lot of a court complex and freed a murder accused undertrial in Mahendergarh district in Haryana on Friday, police said.

The murder accused along with two other accused in different cases were being produced by the police before a court in Mahendergarh.

While two of the accused were being escorted by other policemen, the murder accused Vikram was also under police escort and was being taken inside the court complex, SP, Narnaul, Anil Dhawan said over phone.

He said Vikram tried to free himself by jumping from the boundary wall to escape, but was overpowered by the cops who tried to take him inside a police vehicle.

Suddenly, some armed assailants, said to be Vikram’s associates, appeared and opened indiscriminate fire injuring four cops including a sub inspector and two head constables, he said, adding the incident had been captured by CCTV cameras installed in the complex.

One cop was seriously injured in the incident.

The armed assailants, who had come on motorcycles, managed to free Vikram and escape from the spot.

“We have registered a case and launched a manhunt to nab the accused,” Dhawan said.

Earlier in May, in a brazen daylight shooting, two men in women’s clothing had opened fire outside the district court complex in Rohtak, killing an associate of a gangster who was present there for a case hearing.

In March, an ex-sarpanch, who was also a murder undertrial, was killed by shooters outside Jhajjar court complex when he was brought by the police for a hearing.

First Published: Sep 08, 2017 18:52 IST