Two Pun­jab Po­lice ASIS killed in fog-re­lated 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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