Mohali: A cop opened fireplace after a scuffle broke out when a pair allegedly didn’t let him search a bag at a verify put up and referred to as pals and family members in Habetpur, Derabassi, on Sunday night time, leaving a youth with a bullet wound on his thigh.
Hitesh, the injured, alleged the cop was drunk and intentionally fired at him, a cost SSP Vivek Sheel Soni denied. “The matter is being verified. The police opened fireplace in self-defence. A police officer was additionally injured. Motion will likely be taken after investigation,” he mentioned.
The incident occurred at 10.45pm. Mubarakpur police put up in-charge ASI Balwinder Singh manning the verify put up stopped a pair driving a bike. Singh alleged the 2 began hurling abuses at him when he requested them to get their bag checked. He alleged the person referred to as his pals. “Hitesh together with two to a few extra individuals gheraoed the police celebration and began attacking us with sticks and bricks. We tried to run away however they surrounded us and broken a police car too,” he alleged. “Fearing they could hurt us, I fired within the air to scare them, however they nonetheless charged in direction of us. I then fired on the most important accused beneath his waist in self-defence,” Singh mentioned.
The girl driving pillion alleged police didn’t consider they had been husband and spouse, calling them as an alternative lovers. She mentioned, “We obtained scared that cops will implicate us in a false case, and referred to as our family members. However police shot at our relative.”
However, Hitesh mentioned his brother-in-law and sister had been standing on Hebatpur highway when a police celebration misbehaved with them for getting a bag searched. His sister referred to as him to the spot, when the police opened fireplace. Hitesh’s two sisters had been additionally injured.