Saturday, Date: Apr 01, 2023 Time: 3:45 pm

Dera Bassi ASI suspended for ‘firing’ at youth

Mohali: The in-charge of the Mubarikpur police post, Assistant Sub-Inspector Balwinder Singh, has been suspended for allegedly firing at a youth after a scuffle at a check-post in Dera Bassi on Sunday night.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Viviek Sheel Soni said the ASI had been suspended and an inquiry marked to the DSP. He said the DSP had been asked to conduct a thorough probe and submit a report. Until then, the ASI would be under suspension.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) SAS Nagar Vivek Sheel Soni ordered registration of the first information report (FIR) against Mubarakpur Police Post Incharge Sub-Inspector (SI) Balwinder Singh in Dera Bassi Firing Incident case. The SSP also initiated departmental action against three police personnel present on the spot for major punishment.
A police party had allegedly opened fire at a youth, Hitesh. The bullet had pierced through the victim’s thigh. He was admitted to the Civil Hospital at Dera Bassi from where he was referred to the GMCH, Sector 32.
Pertinently, following the incident, the SSP immediately constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by SP Headquarter to investigate the incident and submit a report. The matter is being further investigated by the SIT, said SSP Vivek Sheel Soni.
Meanwhile, the FIR has been registered under sections 324, 354, 336 and 509 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Police Station Dera Bassi.

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