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Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

Two cops attacked in separate incidents in Mohali, four arrested

One of the cop was allegedly attacked with a sharp-edged weapon by a man, who later fled.

punjab Updated: Sep 03, 2018 09:40 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mohali
(Representative image )

Two policemen were assaulted in separate incidents in Mohali on Saturday night. At least three such cases have been reported in the district in the past three months.

In the first incident, a police control room (PCR) vehicle rushed to the Industrial Area, Phase 8, on getting a call about a brawl. On reaching there, PCR constable Taranjit Singh called in more force.

On his call, constable Tarminder Singh reached there and tried to pacify the brawling youths. Suddenly, one of them, later identified as Aakash Kumar, 24, allegedly attacked Tarminder on his neck with a sharp-edged weapon and fled. A labourer, he was arrested on Sunday, but police are yet to recover the weapon.

An FIR under Section 307 (attempt to murder), 353 (assaulting a government servant), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), and 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered.

A senior police officer said the constable has been discharged from hospital.

Meanwhile, another incident took place at the Phase-11 police station the same night.

Some people from Jagatpura’s Guru Nanak Colony reached the station to settle a dispute. Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Gurnam Singh was on duty. The group started accusing police of inaction even as Singh reportedly asked them to file a complaint.

Meanwhile, a three of them — identified as Om Prakash, Kamal Kumar and Lal Kishan — allegedly assaulted Gurnam Singh and even tore his uniform.

All of them were arrested on the spot and booked under Sections 353, 186, 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (crime committed with common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.

Sources said there were three cops present in the police station while the others had gone for night patrolling.

Mohali senior superintendent of police Kuldeep Singh Chahal said: “Accused have been arrested in one case. This is a serious issue. We will soon arrest the other accused as well.”

Attack on Khaki

August 14: PCR constable assaulted by four drunk men from Mauli Baidwan village on the Airport Road in Sector 80

June 20: Six Zirakpur residents assault a cop. They wanted the cops to shift a barricade put up on the road in Zirakpur

June 7: A couple arrested for assaulting a woman constable in Baltana. A police team had approached them to investigate a case

First Published: Sep 03, 2018 09:40 IST