The Bathinda police today arrested Bhupinder Singh,the accomplice of suspected robber Pritpal Singh,who had fired at a police party on Friday evening after being intercepted at a checkpost.
Singh alias Bhinda of Kot Bakhtu village would be produced in court on Monday,said Bathinda SSP Ashish Chaudhry,adding that the accused has a past criminal record and a case of attempt to murder was registered against him earlier in Amritsar.
Head Constable Jagjit Singh was shot in the abdomen with a country-made weapon at a police checkpoint on the Bathinda-Dabwali road.
He was rushed to DMCH,Ludhiana,in a critical condition. His condition is now stated to be stable.
While the police nabbed Pritpal,Bhinda had managed to escape.
During interrogation,Pritpal revealed that he,along with Bhinda,was out to commit a robbery at some petrol pump.