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2022-01-22 02:31:21

Tribune News Service

Solan, January 21

A team of the Haryana Police was allegedly attacked by 18 to 20 people at a dhaba on the Ropar Road in Nalagarh last evening, where they were inquiring about the owner whose name had figured in a case under the NDPS Act.

Sub Inspector (SI) Surjeet Singh, head constable Naresh Kumar and Special Police Officer (SPO) Naseeb Singh from Thanesar in Kurukshetra district had come to Nalagarh last evening. They had apprehended Amarjeet Singh, a resident of Plassi Kalan village in Nalagarh on January 18 with 4.5-kg opium. Amarjeet had told the police that Jeet Singh, who runs a dhaba on Ropar Road in Nalagarh, had asked him to procure one-kg contraband for which of Rs 50,000 was given to him.

As soon as the police team started inquiring about Jeet Singh, 8 to 10 men attacked their official vehicle with rods. SPO Naseeb Singh was attacked on his head with a sharp edged weapon by Jeet Singh’s son Hitesh while SI Surjeet Singh was hit by an iron rod on his left hand and leg.

As per their complaint, another son of Jeet Singh, Harmeet, snatched the service revolver, a gold chain and Rs 52,000 from SI Surjeet Singh while another miscreant snatched the mobile phone of SPO Naseeb Singh.

Baddi Additional SP Narender Kumar, while confirming the news, said a case under Sections 147, 148, 149, 323, 356, 382, 353 and 332 of the IPC, for rioting, causing hurt, assault, theft and Section 3 of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act had been registered. The two accused, Harmeet and Hitesh, have been arrested and further probe was underway.

In a cross case, Harjesh Kumar, the third son of Jeet Singh, lodged a complaint that five to six people came to his dhaba last evening around 8:15 pm and asked whether food was being served. They, however, started a scuffle in which a revolver belonging to them fell down. It was later deposited in the Nalagarh police station, Harjesh has claimed.

A case has been registered as per the complaint of Harjesh and probe is underway, officials said.

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