Two Pun­jab Po­lice ASIs killed in fog-re­lated ac­ci­dent

BARNALA AC­CI­DENT Po­lice say the truck driver ap­plied brakes sud­denly, caus­ing the fa­tal mishap

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BARNALA: Two as­sis­tant sub-in­spec­tors (ASIs) posted at the Pun­jab Po­lice Acad­emy, Phillaur, were killed while two of their col­leagues were in­jured on Fri­day when the car they were trav­el­ling in rammed into a truck amid fog at Han­di­aya town near the dis­trict head­quar­ters in Barnala. The ac­ci­dent took place around 6:30am. The four cops be­long to dif­fer­ent parts of Muk­t­sar and were go­ing to Pa­tiala where they were as­signed du­ties.

BARNALA : Two as­sis­tant sub-in­spec­tors (ASIs) posted at the Pun­jab Po­lice Acad­emy, Phillaur, were killed while two of their col­leagues were in­jured on Fri­day when the car they were trav­el­ling in rammed into a truck amid fog at Han­di­aya town near the dis­trict head­quar­ters in Barnala.

The ac­ci­dent took place around 6:30am, po­lice said. The four cops be­long to dif­fer­ent parts of Muk­t­sar dis­trict and were go­ing to Pa­tiala where they were as­signed law and or­der du­ties, po­lice added.

Po­lice said ASIs Malkit Singh and Gurmeet Singh, both in their mid fifties, died on the spot soon af­ter their Maruti Ritz car (PB19F 0678) hit the truck (RJ GA 3363).

ASIs Sadhu Singh (53) and Rachh­pal Singh (54), who sus­tained se­ri­ous in­juries, were rushed to a hos­pi­tal in Bathinda from where Rachh­pal was re­ferred to the Dayanand Med­i­cal Col­lege and Hos­pi­tal (DMCH), Lud­hi­ana.

Barnala sta­tion house of­fi­cer (SHO, city 2) Manjit Singh said, “The truck driver sud­denly ap­plied brakes, lead­ing to the ac­ci­dent and caus­ing the deaths. We have ar­rested the truck driver, Kis­han Meeka, of Ra­jasthan and have reg­is­tered a case against him un­der Sec­tions 304-A (caus­ing death by neg­li­gence) and 279 (rash driv­ing or rid­ing on a pub­lic way) of the In­dian Pe­nal Code (IPC) at the lo­cal po­lice sta­tion.”

SAN­JEEV KU­MAR/HT

■ The man­gled re­mains of the Ritz car which met with an ac­ci­dent on the Bathinda-Barnala road on Fri­day morn­ing.

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