Cops on duty shot at; one arrested, car impounded
In a brazen act of lawlessness, two Gurugram Police officials on patrol duty were shot at after they tried to stop an Audi car during a security check.
The incident occurred late on Thursday night at the Gwal Pahari area on the Gurugram- Faridabad road.
Though there have been no casualties, one Gurugram Police official Raza Khan has sustained injuries and is presently being treated in a government hospital.
33-year-old Virender who is a resident of Fatehpur Beri in South Delhi has been identified as the culprit and was arrested by Gurugram Police on Friday.
The Gurugram Police have lodged an FIR against him under Sections 307,353 and 186 of the IP.
Under the stringent sections, Virender will be tried not only for obstructing the police officials from carrying out their duties but also be charged for committing a murderous assault on public servants.
According to the city police sources, the gun with which Virender shot at the cop was a non-licensed one which can further increase his quantum of punishment. “The incident of shootout occurred late on Thursday night. On part of vigil duty, two of our officials were stationed at Gwal Pahari barricade on the Gurugram -Faridabad Road. When we tried to stop Virender, who was travelling in his Audi, he shot at our officials. We were able to snatch away his gun and on Friday, we also arrested him,” said a senior police official from DLF Phase-1 Police station.
“We have seized his Audi car and we are carrying our investigations further to examine whether Virender also has a criminal record,” added the official.