Punjab Police SP escapes narrowly, gunman shot dead
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Last Updated: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 21:07
Amritsar: A senior Punjab Police official today escaped unhurt but his gunman was killed on the spot when he protested eve teasing allegedly by two youth who fired at him in a restaurant here.

According to Police Commissioner of Amritsar city Varinder Kumar Sharma, the attack on Tarn Tarn district SP Malwinder Singh Sidhu took place when he, along with his wife and daughter, went to Pizza Hut restaurant where the youth were allegedly teasing young girls.

When Sidhu tried to stop the youth from teasing, the latter hurled abuses at him. During a heated altercation, Sidhu slapped the youth who in retaliation fired at him, Sharma said.

While Sidhu escaped unhurt his gunman Balwinder Singh was shot dead on the spot, he added.

The youth came out of the restaurant and tried to flee in their car parked outside but failed since the another gunman of Sidhu fired a volley of gun shots at the vehicle puncturing one of its tyres, the police commissioner said.

When the youth came out of the car to flee, Sidhu's gunman again fired on them resulting in the injury of one of them identified as Maninder Singh Sonu, a resident of Shaeed Udam Singh locality. While he was apprehended, the other youth managed to escape, said Sharma.

He said two fake number plates bearing registration number of Jammu and Kashmir were also found in the car.


First Published: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 21:07

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