Police on Thursday used force to disperse supporters of a suspected gang leader protesting outside the station after a clash between members of the Puneet Bains and Shubham Mota groups near Neela Jhanda Gurudwara on Wednesday night in Thursday.
Police officials including Inspector Sukhdev Brar, Head of Station (SHO) of Division Number 3 and his shooter were captured abusing and misbehaving with scribes present at the scene.
Following the incident, Police Commissioner Kaustubh Sharma summoned the SHO, adding that the department will take necessary action against him.
Members of the two gangs had engaged in a fight and opened fire on each other, following which tensions gripped the area.
Inspector Sukhdev Brar said the police had booked members of the two groups under sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act.
In protest, members of the Shubham Mota gang said that Raja Bajaj from their group was attacked by members of their rival Puneet Bains gang, adding that when Bajaj went to the police station to file a complaint, they had arrested him and filed a complaint for attempted murder. case against him.
Inspector Sukhdev Brar said police filed an FIR against both groups. Raja Bajaj had also opened fire on the rivals. He is already on trial in several criminal cases, including for possession of illegal weapons, and was released on bail a week ago.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Ashok Parashar Pappi intervened in the case and called on police personnel to demand an apology from the scribes. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Gurdev Sharma Debi said the police had failed to maintain public order in the city. Out of frustration, they target the media.
When contacted, Police Commissioner Kaustubh Sharma said he had summoned the relevant police personnel. He will take appropriate action against errant cops.
Members of Puneet Bains and Shubham Mota have been targeting their rivals for many years. Dozens of complaints are filed against them.
Masked women steal ₹1.12L, jewelry of an elderly couple
Two masked women stole cash and jewelery from a Gurdaspur-based couple who were traveling in an electric rickshaw near Shivpuri Chowk. The elderly couple had come to town to attend a wedding. Basti Jodhewal Police have registered a case against the unidentified accused and opened an investigation.
Police suspected the electric rickshaw driver’s involvement in the crime, with officials saying the driver was not found because electric rickshaws in the city are not registered with the regional transportation office ( RTO). The case was filed following the statement of Dev Raj, 62, of Gopal Nagar of Gurdaspur. The Complainant stated that he came to town with his wife to attend his nephew’s wedding.
After getting off the bus, they hired an e-rickshaw from the Jalandhar bypass to reach Samrala Chowk – where two masked women also boarded the e-rickshaw. The women secretly stole nine gold rings, two gold bracelets, a pair of earrings, two gold bracelets, a gold necklace, mangalsutra and ₹1.12 lakh from their bag. The women descended near Shivpuri Chowk. Complainant only realized the theft when he noticed the pockets of the undone bag after reaching Samrala Chowk
Deputy Assistant Inspector Malkit Singh, Investigator, said a case under Sections 379 (theft) and 34 (acts done by several persons in pursuit of a common intention) of the Indian Penal Code has been filed against the accused and that a hunt is in progress for the arrest of the accused.