Wanted criminal killed after falling off 8th floor in Mohali
Police sources said he was wanted in cases of dacoity; for being in possession of fake firearms licences, snatchings and murder and was hiding at the rented flat.punjab Updated: Apr 24, 2017 11:41 IST
A 28-year criminal, Tejinder Singh Teji, of Majitha in Amritsar, was killed after he fell off the 8th floor of Emaar MGF Housing Society in Sector 105 in a bid to escape arrest by a raiding Nabha police team on Sunday afternoon.
Police sources said he was wanted in cases of dacoity; for being in possession of fake firearms licences, snatchings and murder and was hiding at the rented flat. The cases are registered at Fathehgarh Churian in Gurdaspur, Majitha and Amritsar.
As an ASI and three constables of the CIA office of Nabha police, who had arrived in a Swift, descended on the flat to arrest Teji. He tried to flee from the rear of the house by climbing down a pipe from 8th floor, but fell and suffered serious injuries, the police said. He was rushed to Fortis Hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
SAS Nagar SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal said, “Teji was a wanted criminal. The Nabha police wanted to arrest him in an arms licence case. He died when he attempted to escape.”
“The Nabha police had informed us the raid. We are recording the statements of family members, eyewitnesses and investigation is going on,” the SSP added,
Teji was married and is survived by a 3-year-old son and a five-year-old daughter. He stayed with his parents at the flat in Sector 105.
The deceased’s father Amrik Singh has cried foul and accused the police of murdering his son. “Four people in civvies barged into our flat on Sunday afternoon. They asked about my son. When he came, they asked him to come with them, claiming that they were from Jalandhar. My son asked for warrants or any document that authorised them to take him away, but they refused to show any such document. At this, my son locked himself up in a room.” He claimed that the four men broke open the door, overpowered his son and threw him down from the gallery of the house. Sources said the entry made by the police at the entrance gate to the society is for flat number 801, whereas Teji resided at flat number 804.
First Published: Apr 24, 2017 11:38 IST