Tribune News Service
Solan, December 25
In a bizarre case, driver of a car, illegally carrying country liquor meant for sale in Chandigarh, tried to run over a police team deputed at the Dhabota inter-state barrier in Nalagarh when the team signalled him to stop the car around 6:46 am today.
The police had information that a liquor consignment was being transported illegally in a car (HP-12-A-9526) and they were chasing it.
The police signalled the driver to stop the car at the Dhabota inter-state barrier but instead he fled towards Bharatgarh after trying to run over policeman Amarjeet Singh.
“A case of attempt to murder under Section 307 and assault under Section 353 of the IPC has been registered against the driver by the Nalagarh police. Since the driver has been arrested by the Kiratpur police in Punjab, his transfer will be sought,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police, Baddi, Navdeep Singh.
The car was carrying 21 boxes of country liquor, which were meant for sale in Chandigarh.
The car was, however, impounded by the Kiratpur police and 21 boxes of country liquor were seized.
A case under Section 61-1-14 of the Excise Act has been registered against Talwinder Singh, a resident of a village in Kalka.
With elections in Punjab scheduled to be held early next year, the police were keenly watching the transportation of liquor from Himachal Pradesh.