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Haryana cop held for allegedly shooting at doctor in hospital

An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of police, caught on CCTV camera shooting at a doctor in Karnal, was finally arrested on Wednesday afternoon. According to the doctor, Singh wanted him to prepare a false medico-legal report to implicate someone. VIDEO INSIDE

india Updated: Aug 28, 2013 20:24 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Haryana cop,fake report. Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College,ASI

An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of police, caught on CCTV camera shooting at a doctor in Karnal, was finally arrested on Wednesday afternoon.

Hindustan Times has a video recording captured in the hospital CCTV that clearly shows the accused, Kashmira Singh, opening fire from his service pistol at Dr Nipun Kalra of Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College and Hospital in the wee hours of Wednesday.

According to Kalra, Singh wanted the doctor to prepare a false medio-legal report to implicate someone. Kalra, however, escaped unhurt.

The doctor also alleged that the burly police official, who was in his uniform, reached his cabin at the trauma centre at 2.45 am in an inebriated condition and asked him to prepare a false report.

“Singh was accompanied by his son and wanted me to prepare a false medical report of his relative which would help him (Singh) to nail someone in a case of attempt to murder. As I objected and told the ASI that there was no grave injury, Kashmira Singh got angry and shot at me,” said Kalra.

Kalra also alleged that the police failed to take immediate action on his complaint.

“After the incident, I immediately called the police emergency number (100) for help. But the police team took about 25 minutes to reach the spot. I and my subordinates were terrorised as the ASI was moving around the hospital with the weapon in his hand. Even the cops on duty at the hospital did not make any attempt to stop Singh,” the doctor said.

Later, deputy superintendent of police Joginder Rathee rushed to the spot and the accused was booked.

Rahtee said the police were investigating the matter and Kalra has been provided a police cover.

Agitated over the incident, hospital doctors demanded immediate arrest of the accused who had gone missing with his service revolver soon after the incident.

The district police finally arrested Singh in the afternoon from his relative’s house near Sector 6 here.

The accused was taken to the crime investigation agency (CIA) office wing of the district police.

Police sources said it yet to be confirmed if the accused had opened fire under the influence of alcohol, as alleged by the doctor.

“We’ll come to know about it only after a medical examination,” said a police official who didn’t wish to be name.

First Published: Aug 28, 2013 12:21 IST