In Punjab, ASI run over by car as he tries to stop it for routine check-up
Punjab : An ASI was severely injured after a car ran over him during a routine checking ahead of Independence Day, said police. The incident took place in the Leela Bhawan area of Patiala on Saturday.
The video has been shared on several social media channels; in the video ASI Suba Singh can be seen dragged for some distance. His right leg has been fractured in the incident as it was run over by one of the car wheels.
According to media reports, he was trying to stop the car for routine checking ahead of the nation’s 75th Independence Day celebrations on Sunday. As he signalled the motorist to stop the vehicle for checking, the driver tried to run over him and dragged him for some distance.
Meanwhile, the police have traced the vehicle and says that it has been registered in Haryana. An FIR under Section 307 of the IPC will be lodged in this case, said a police official.
Meanwhile, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh condemned the incident and said that strict action be initiated as soon as the culprits are identified. Taking to Twitter, the CM wrote, “Strict action has already been initiated and FIR under section 307 has been registered. Have asked the @DGPPunjabPolice to immediately identify the culprits and bring them to book. Relieved to know that the ASI Suba Singh is safe.”