Punjab Police constable killed in encounter with car-jackers in Phagwara

Punjab Police constable killed in encounter with car-jackers in Phagwara

Ashok Kaura

Phagwara, January 9

Kuldip Singh, a Punjab Police constable posted as gunman with the Phagwara (Metropolis) police station SHO, was shot lifeless in an trade of firing between a police occasion and unidentified armed masked robbers close to Kot Grewal village late Sunday evening.

The critically injured constable was delivered to Gandhi Hospital in Phagwara round 11 pm the place Dr Satnam Singh Parmar declared him introduced lifeless. On listening to the information of the encounter, Kapurthala SSP Navneet Bains rushed to Phagwara and likewise visited the hospital.

The encounter befell when a police occasion led by SHO Amandeep Nahar was chasing robbers who have been fleeing after snatching a Creta automotive (PB-36J-6240) from Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar in direction of Phagwara on the Dosanjh Street. Phagwara resident Avtar Singh was within the car along with his pal Shekhar Bhanot when 5 armed robbers struck and snatched the automotive and fled in direction of Dosanjh Kalan.

The sufferer instantly knowledgeable the SHO telephonically and stated the GPS tracker system of his snatched automotive was nonetheless energetic and exhibiting the placement of his automotive close to Kot-Grewal village below Goraya police station.

SHO Nahar together with a police occasion chased the snatchers who opened hearth when confronted. The police additionally fired upon the snatchers, however constable Kuldeep sustained a bullet harm and was rushed to hospital. The police succeeded in nabbing three robbers, nevertheless it was not identified whether or not any of them was injured.

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