PAC constable shot at, injured

A PAC constable Prem Chand Prasad (35) was shot at and injured near Kamlakar Inter College in Shankargarh. The constable was rushed to a nursing home in the city.

india Updated: May 15, 2006 00:41 IST

A PAC constable Prem Chand Prasad (35) was shot at and injured near Kamlakar Inter College in Shankargarh. The constable was rushed to a nursing home in the city.

Sources said four constables of the 42 PAC Battalion had gone to Shankargarh on duty. While returning after work, three of them went to the college for a wash. Prem waited for his colleagues.

In the meantime, three persons passed by and one of them shot at the constable. A combing operation has been launched in the area.

Self-styled scribe arrested: Self-styled journalist Rajesh Misra, who had assaulted some mediapersons on April 28, was arrested by the Civil Lines police on Sunday. The arrest was the result of pressure mounted by journalists, as well as the SSP, on the investigating team.

Rajesh had attacked News Reporters’ Club secretary Devendra Singh and two other mediapersons when they had gone to talk him at his office on Lohia Marg. Mediapersons had come to know that Rajesh had been selling media cards to unscrupulous elements after charging them money. They wanted to talk to him to get his version. But instead of answering the journalists, Rajesh was armed with a hockey stick and prepared to attack the mediapersons who were taken unawares.

They had earlier talked to Rajesh on the phone and told him they were coming to meet him. Rajesh and his men pounced on the journalists and thrashed them. Some women on Rajesh’s side also pelted the media team with stones. The media team was forced to retrace its steps and contact the police.

The secretary and another journalist sustained fractures and had to undergo surgery. An FIR was lodged against Rajesh and four others. The arrest was made by SSI Sachidanad Tripathi, who had been trying to track down Rajesh since long. The arrest was made on the direction of circle officer Rajeshwar Singh, SP, City, RPS Yadav and SSP Vijay Singh Meena.

Meanwhile , mediapersons have expressed happiness over the arrest and thanked the police team and the SSP.

Shot at: A 28-year-old man, Salik Ram, was shot at and injured in a marriage ceremony in Mawaiya village, under Naini police station on Saturday night. His condition is stated to be critical.

Run over: A truck ran over a labourer Lal Pratap Bind, 30, at Sahson crossing on Sunday evening. The driver was arrested. The labourer belonged to Kakra village, under Sarai Inayat police station.

First Published: May 15, 2006 00:41 IST