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Cop killed, 4 hurt in Moga firing incident

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Tribune News Service

Moga, June 9

A constable was killed and two other cops among four were injured in a firing incident at Khosa Pando village in the district during the early hours on Tuesday. A police team had gone to the village to arrest one Gurwinder Singh on the complaint of his uncle regarding property dispute.

Property dispute

  • A police team had gone to Khosa Pando village to arrest Gurwinder Singh on the complaint of his uncle regarding a property dispute
  • On seeing cops, Gurwinder Singh opened fire at them with a revolver owned by his father and fled
  • Constable Jagmohan Singh died on the spot

On seeing cops, Gurwinder Singh opened fire at them with a revolver owned by his father and fled the spot. Constable Jagmohan Singh (45) died on the spot.

CIA Staff incharge Inspector Tarlochan Singh and head constable Vedam Singh were injured. While Tarlochan was referred to Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, Vedam Singh was taken to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana. The doctors said their condition was critical due to heavy loss of blood. But senior police officials claimed that both were stable and out of danger. Two local residents Kala Singh and Gurdeep Singh were also injured in the incident. They were undergoing treatment at the district hospital here.

Meanwhile, the accused met with an accident near Daulatpura village. He was admitted to the district hospital from where he was arrested. He was later taken to Faridkot under tight security.

SSP Harmanbir Singh Gill said a case under Section 302, 307, 353, 186 of the IPC and Sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act had been registered against Gurwinder Singh and further investigations were in progress. Jagmohan was cremated at his native village Manuke with police honours. DGP, Punjab Armed Police, IPS Sahota paid homage on behalf of the police force. SSP Harmanbir Singh Gill said the accused used his mother as a "human shield" to flee after firing shots. His mother was with him when his car met with the accident.



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