A day after the Chandigarh Police was left red-faced as two of its personnel were allegedly thrashed by eight youths,the police has arrested two of the accused.
The police,on Tuesday,had said that the miscreants were eight in number. However,on Wednesday they clarified that the total number of accused are five. The police also claimed that the miscreants broke a window glass of a PCR van parked nearby.
The two youths who were arrested have been identified as Jai Prakash and Rajinder,and the rest are still absconding. While Prakash was arrested in the wee hours of Wednesday at a police barricade in Raipur Kalan,Rajinder was arrested on Tuesday itself,after he fell on the road and suffered knee injuries while trying to flee the spot. According to the police,Rajinder lost balance and fell,as he was allegedly drunk. He was nabbed by another team of police personnel,who later reached the spot and took the two constables and Rajinder to a civil hospital in Manimajra.
The other three accused have been identified as Monu,Sachin and Rakesh – all residing at Vikas Nagar.
On Tuesday,two constables including a lady constable,were thrashed by eight youths over an argument that had turned ugly. Head constable Suresh and lady constable Anita,upon receiving a complaint of snatching,had visited the crime spot without adequate police force,even when they were told in advance that there were at least four miscreants. Both of them suffered head injuries as they were allegedly hit with stones. An official camera and a gold chain of the lady constable were also allegedly snatched.
The police have received two days custody of Prakash from a local court,while Rajinder would be produced in court on Thursday.
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Showing signs of saving itself from further embarrassment,the Chandigarh Police has not even uploaded the FIR registered against the accused on its official website,terming the case to be sensitive in nature. When contacted,Vijay Kumar,DSP (East) said,In heinous crimes like these,it is necessary not to disclose information about the accused who have been arrested,as it could help the others absconding to escape the police. A case of causing hurt and deterrence to a public servant from his duty and of dacoity under the IPC and of causing damage to public property under the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act has been registered against the accused.
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