Video of youths thrashing Mohali cop goes viral; three held

Constable deployed with PCR beaten up by six youths in Sohana on Feb 1 after he tried to stop them from fighting; city police say victim had not lodged any complaint
Video grabs of the youths thrashing the PCR constable near Gurdwara Singh Shaheedan in Sohana, SAS Nagar.(HT Photo)
Video grabs of the youths thrashing the PCR constable near Gurdwara Singh Shaheedan in Sohana, SAS Nagar.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 03, 2017 10:19 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By, Sas Nagar

The SAS Nagar police on Tuesday arrested three youths for thrashing one of their own cop after he tried to stop them from fighting near Gurdwara Singh Shaheedan in Sohana two months ago.

A case was registered after a video in which constable Ravinder Singh (21) posted with the police control room (PCR) is seen being thrashed mercilessly by six persons went viral on social messaging app WhatsApp.

Those arrested have been identified as Kuljeet Singh (21), a Class-12 passout, Paramveer Singh (19), who is pursuing graduation and Vakeel Khan (26), a cable operator, all residents of Fatehgarh Sahib.

The three have been booked under sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Sohana station house officer (SHO) Rajan Parwinder said efforts are on to identify the other accused and they will be arrested soon.

An official said on March 1, constable Ravinder Singh went to fetch medicine from a chemist store in Sohana. When he returned near the gurdwara, he saw a group of youngsters fighting with each other about 9.30am.

He tried to intervene and dissuade them from fighting but the youngsters pounced on him. A youngster hit him with a rod on his head and nose. Another slapped him and following which others started kicking him.

The youngsters left the cop bleeding and no passerby came to the cop’s rescue when he was being thrashed. An official said Ravinder had not made any formal complaint in this regard.

The case was registered only after the video went viral, he said.

Close Story

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • A hoax call about a bomb on the plane triggered scare at the Amritsar airport as Singapore-bound flight was delayed by three hours. (Shutterstock)

    Hoax bomb call creates scare at Amritsar airport, Singapore-bound flight delayed by 3 hours

    The Amritsar-Singapore flight was delayed for around three hours on Thursday as panic gripped the Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport here after a hoax call about a bomb on the plane. The Central Industrial Security Force and airport authority officials swung into action. The passengers were told to deboard while their luggage was thoroughly checked. The officials, however, could not find anything. “It was a hoax call,” said airport director VK Seth.

  • Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann had strongly opposed the proposal brought during the Congress regime to set up textile industry in Mattewara forest, said Punjab Youth Congress president Brinder Singh Dhillon on Thursday. (HT File)

    Youth Congress hits out at CM for his flip-flop on textile park in Mattewara

    Punjab Youth Congress president Brinder Singh Dhillon on Thursday hit out at chief minister Bhagwant Mann for changing his stance on the proposed textile park in Mattewara forest in Ludhiana. “Did the Punjabis choose Bhagwant Mann for this change of stance?” he asked. The Congress leader said that environmentalist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal, who is a Rajya Sabha member from the Aam Aadmi Party, has also remained silent on the issue.

  • The 30-year-old man who killed an elderly woman was arrested in Amritsar on Thursday. (HT Photo)

    Amritsar: 30-year-old man held for killing elderly woman after looting her jewellery

    Over two weeks after a 65-year-old woman was found dead in The victim Kamini's' house in Gwal Mandi area on Ram Tirath Road of Amritsar, a 30-year-old man was arrested for murder on Thursday. The accused Deepak alias Kaka, who lives in the same locality, had allegedly committed the crime to loot her jewellery. On June 12, neighbours got suspicious as she had not opened her shop, and went to her house to check up on her.

  • The ‘top achiever’ position is quite a jump for Punjab which had lagged behind at number 19 in the BRAP 2019 rankings. The state’s previous best ranking was in 2016-17 when it was at number 12 and then slid to number 20 in 2017-18. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

    BRAP 2020 report: Punjab among top 7 states in ease of doing business

    Punjab has jumped several notches to figure among the 'top achievers' as per the latest Business Reforms Action Plan (BRAP) report, representing the performance of states and union territories in ease of doing business. Punjab has been listed among top seven best performers along with Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Telangana and Tamil Nadu, according to the BRAP 2020 report released by Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday.

  • Vicky Middukhera was murdered in Sector 71 Mohali on August 7 last year. Moose Wala’s manager, Shaganpreet Singh had moved anticipatory bail plea in this matter. (HT FIle)
Story Saved
Saved Articles
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Friday, July 01, 2022