In a shocking incident, two motorcycle-borne miscreants opened fire at two police personnel, seriously injuring one, and looted two service rifles from them in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh, police said Wednesday.
The men open-fired at a constable and another home guard in Chausana check post, injuring the constable. Inspector-general of Police, Sharad Sachan, said, "The miscreants seized rifles from both the constable and the home guard. The constable has been injured and sent to Meerut for treatment."
The incident occurred Tuesday night on Bidoli road under Jhinjhana Police Station, Circle Officer Rajesh Kumar Tiwari said.
Home Guard Sanjay and another police personnel, Sansar Singh, were near the Kamalpur checkpost where they intercepted the bike-borne accused, Tiwari said, adding the two men opened fire at them and looted their rifles.
Home Guard Sanjay was injured and he was rushed to the hospital in a serious condition, the CO said.
On receiving information about the incident senior police officers rushed to the spot and a hunt was launched for the accused.