Man opens fire in dispute over parking of vehicle
Panic gripped residents of Phase 6 here on Thursday morning when two gunshots were fired during a dispute over parking of vehicle.
The incident happened at about 6:30 am. Jatinderjit Singh, a resident of Phase 6, allegedly fired two gunshots and busted the tyres of his neighbour's vehicle parked outside his house. The vehicle belonged to Gurpreet Singh, a government teacher posted in Kaimbwala village of Chandigarh.
In a complaint to the police, 50-year-old Manjit Kaur, Gurpreet's landlady, said that at about 6.30 am, she was taking a walk in the garden when she heard two gunshots. "Gurpreet was then going to drop his daughter to the bus stop. I heard the gunshots and saw our neighbour, Jatinderjit, running away," said Manjit.
"A case has been registered. We will soon nab the accused," said SAS Nagar SP (city) Swarandeep Singh.
Jatinderjit, who has been booked under sections 336 (endangering life or personal safety of others), 427 (mischief causing damage) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and various sections of the Arms Act, is absconding.
"About a month ago, Jatinderjit had asked Gurpreet not to park the vehicle outside his house, after which there was no argument over the issue," said Phase 1 police station SHO Gurdeep Singh.
Second incident in 15 days
This is the second time in the past 15 days that gunshots have been fired in the town over a minor dispute. On August 8, a resident of Phase 6, Guriqbal Singh, and his son Jaspreet Singh had opened fire at Tarlochan Singh, who runs a taxi stand in Phase 1. They were arrested under the Arms Act.