Fully filmy: Brawl between migrant labourers leads to arrest of two Mohali cops
Salman attacked Shahrukh with a sharp weapon following an altercation over money-related issues; Salman is Shahrukh’s employer.Updated: May 29, 2018 23:20 IST
Four persons, including two Punjab police personnel, have ended up in lockup, all because of a brawl between Salman and Shahrukh.
The squabbling duo, however, were not the famed film actors but two migrants working as barbers in Baddi’s Barotiwala in Himachal Pradesh. Salman is Shahrukh’s employer.
The two policemen were identified as constable Harpreet Singh and head constable Baljinder Singh. Both belong to the Crime Investigating Agency (CIA) wing of the Punjab police.
Salman attacked Shahrukh with a sharp weapon following an altercation over money-related issues. After the latter was admitted to a local hospital, Harpreet Singh, a friend of his, who was in town, went with Baljinder Singh to see him .
Salman too had come by then to the hospital with another man identified later as Hakam Singh and a few others, intent on attacking Shahrukh. The policemen and Salman’s men then got involved in a scuffle, in which a bullet was fired from Harpreet Singh’s weapon. As police rushed to the spot, the two policemen and Hakam Singh and Salman were arrested.
In the CCTV footage recovered by police Harpreet Singh was seen firing the weapon.
The Baddi superintendent of police, Rani Bindu Sachdeva, said a case had been registered under section 147, 149, 452, 324 against the four. The Punjab police personnel have been booked for rioting and trespassing while Salman has been booked under section 324 for causing hurt to Shahrukh.
Salman belongs to Muzaffarnagar and Hakam Singh to Lakhimpur Kheri of Uttar Pradesh.
“Both the constables have been suspended after we received information about their involvement in a case of firing. The two had gone to Baddi for personal reasons,” said Kuldeep Singh Chahal, senior superintendent of police (SSP), Mohali.
Police sources said Baljinder had left Mohali for Siswan after saying he was going there to gather information related to a case while Harpreet is temporarily posted at the police lines there (Siswan).
It should be noted that the CIA wing of the Mohali police is also investigating the attack on Punjabi singer Parmish Verma in Mohali. Police sources say both Harpreet and Baljinder had information on the movement of gangster Dilpreet Singh who had claimed responsibility for the firing on Verma last month.
Sources privy to the investigations in Verma’s case said that the Punjab police team had missed locating Dilpreet earlier this month when he was moving in the Baddi area.
First Published: May 29, 2018 11:44 IST