August 28, 2016 1:55:22 am
A police officer was stabbed multiple times by three bike-borne miscreants who he was trying to chase down in Saharanpur district at around 2 am on Friday.
The injured officer, who was left bleeding on the road, managed to call for help, after which he was rushed to a private hospital, from where he was taken to Meerut. Doctors said he is in critical condition.
Superintendent of Police (City) Saharanpur, Sanjay Singh said that the incident happened at a time when all police stations across the district had set up barricades in their zones and were checking vehicles extensively after receiving information that some youths had stolen a motorcycle from a locality called Lakdi ka Pull area, which falls under the jurisdiction of Sadar police station.
“Sub-inspector Arvind Nain, in-charge of Khalasi police outpost, was carrying out checks near the outpost when he spotted three youths on a bike driving rashly and avoiding the checks. Suspecting them to be robbers, Nain, without taking a constable with him, got on to his motorcycle and chased them. The youths fired at Nain but missed as it was dark. They then kicked Nain’s motorcycle and dislodged him,” the SP added.
As Nain fell on the road, the three youths overpowered him and stabbed him several times with knives. Before escaping, they also snatched his service pistol.
The police suspect that the youths could be the same men who stole the bike from Lakdi ka Pull area and have initiated a probe.
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