Two arrested for brandishing fake gun at toll plaza in Gurugram

Published: May 16, 2019, 18:28 IST | mid-day online desk

The CCTV camera at the toll plaza captured the alleged incident which occurred around 9:30 pm

Two arrested for brandishing fake gun at toll plaza in Gurugram
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Gurugram (Haryana): Two men allegedly threatened a toll attendant by brandishing a fake gun and driving off without paying at Kherki Daula toll plaza on Wednesday night. The two has been arrested by the Haryana police on Thursday.

The CCTV camera at the toll plaza captured the alleged incident which occurred around 9:30 pm. The footage showed that a man in his 20s getting out of a white car at the plaza and pulling out a gun. He then pushes the boom barriers while his acquaintance gets behind the wheels and the duo drive off without paying a toll.

"Two men brandished a pistol like a weapon at the toll plaza in Gurugram and fled without paying toll tax, yesterday. Both the men have been arrested and They were carrying a fake gun," Assistant Superintendent of Police Gurugram, Shamsher Singh, told ANI

A case was registered under relevant sections. Further investigation is underway.

In a sensational murder, a senior health official was on Friday shot dead at point-blank range at her office in Punjab's Kharar by a man who later pumped a bullet into himself, police said.

The official, Neha Shorie, was posted with the Drug and Food Chemical Laboratory in Kharar and dealt with licensing in Mohali and Ropar districts, they said. The accused, Balwinder Singh of Morinda, entered her office and fired three bullets from his licensed revolver at Shorie at around 11.40 am, a police official said. After firing bullets at the woman health officer, the accused tried to flee the spot on his motorcycle but was caught, the official said.

"The people nearby caught hold of him. After being held, he initially tried to threaten those who had caught hold of him by pointing his revolver towards them but when he found trapped, he fired at himself, the official added. Kharar DSP, who reached the spot, took the accused into custody. Singh is undergoing treatment at PGIMER at Chandigarh and is in a critical state, police said.

(With inputs from ANI)

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