The two young men arrested by the UT Police who had opened fire on police officials at a naka at Sector 50 and Sector 51 dividing road on Tuesday were on Wednesday remanded to two days in police custody. The police has taken the custody of the two on grounds that the source of the pistol which was used by the two had to be recovered.
One of the police officials said, “During the preliminary investigation, the duo has revealed that the pistol was bought by the two from Jammu and Kashmir. They had bough the pistol a few months ago”.
The two have been booked on charges of attempt to murder and assault on a public servant of the Indian Penal Code and Arms Acts. Both were also booked earlier during the Panjab University elections,” said the police official.
The two, residents of Barnala, Nitinpreet Brar and Gurpreet Singh were arrested by the UT Police on Tuesday after the firing. The duo opened fire when they were stopped by the UT Police at a naka. The two had failed to recover a license for the pistol.
The duo was going towards Mohali from Chandigarh in a jeep bearing registration number PUK 3 and were stopped by the police officials at a naka to get the jeep checked. Instead of letting the police do their job, the two opened fire on the police officials.
They had a 9 mm pistol and police recovered five used and four unused rounds of fire.
In wake of this incident, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Alok Kumar rewarded the naka constables including the staff of the PCR vehicle with commendation certificates and cash of Rs 4,000 to Constable Sandeep Kumar, Rs 3,000 Constable Satyapal, and Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 to the other personnel at Sector 50 and Sector 51 according to their bravery in apprehending the accused.