– Police officer took the owner of Dhaba and his brother in custody, suspended
Garhshankar: Ramandeep Arora: The hooliganism of police was seen at A-One Dhaba on Garhshankar-Balachaur road last night when a policeman fired at a worker of dhaba when he asked him to pay the bill. The bullet hit the dhaba worker on his hand and he was seriously injured. He was rushed to Civil Hospital Garhshankar where the doctors referred him to PGI Chandigarh.
The owner of Dhaba informed about the incident to the Garhshankar police station and thus, ASI Om Parkash reached the spot along with the police party. Instead of taking any type of action against Homeguard Santokh Singh, he took the owner of dhaba Kamaljit Singh and his brother Inderjit Singh in custody and locked them for a night in the Garhshankar police station.
DSP Garhshankar Manjit Singh went to the spot in the morning and asked SHO Kulwant Singh Virk to suspend ASI Om Parkash.
It is noteworthy here that Santokh Singh was posted at Samundra police post of Garhshankar police station and went to A-One Dhaba at about 10:30 pm on 25th April, 2015 along with one of his colleague. AT about 11:00 pm, when the worker of Dhaba Krishan Lal alias Bittu asked Santokh Singh to pay the bill of Rs. 120 but he refused to pay the bill. He fired at Krishan Lal with his service revolver who got seriously injured. On the other hand, the other jawan of Homeguard fled away from the spot.
An FIR has been lodged against Santokh Singh under section 307 and 427 of IPC, section 27, 54 and 59 of Arms act and section 3 of damage to public property act.
The condition of Krishan Lal is stable at PGI Chandigarh.