Cop shoot a man suspecting him as terrorist


Family members were to visit Nadiad at Nirali’s marriage on Sunday, but due to untoward incident they had to skip and be with victim at hospital. Due to firing on Nirali’s paternal brother her marriage had to be postponed.

Head constable Natwar Singh Solanki of Mansa police station said, “The victim of firing Mahendra Singh, is my brother in law’s son.” Father of victim said, “My son, Vihit Singh, Vinod Singh and his four friends had gone outside for dinner as they had returned empty stomach from the venue of marriage. While heading in car for dinner on Dakor road my son was fired by PSI.”

A youth was injured in police firing at Dakor-Mahuda road near Baroda, suspecting him of terrorist. In backdrop of high alert after intelligence tip-off that at least 10 suspected terrorists have infiltrated at Gujarat border, the local crime branch (LCB) which on high alert fired bullet on one youth identified as Mahendra Singh Parmar (28) suspecting him as a terrorist. The youth suffered serious injuries on his hand and stomach as the bullet pierced in his stomach slightly touching his hand. The youth was admitted to SSG hospital and is in serious condition. A case has been registered for further investigation.

According to police source, a car passing on Dakor-Mahuda road with friends of Mahendra was confronted by on duty patrolling police. As on directions of police sub-inspector (PSI) driver of car did not halt the car. Following the car PSI asked car driver to stop the car, but on the contrary they started speeding. PSI then fired a bullet from his service pistol which injured the victim. As directions were issued for high alert, after the incident of infiltration at Gujarat border recently, police refused to take any risk and suspected these four youths in car could be terrorists and had flung into action.  The victim Mahendra said, “One of my friends while speeding said that ‘we are from cops family’. But they did not listen.” One of them informed that we got scared of police following us so the driver speeded.

Adding family member of Mahendra said that police could fire initially on car tyres, vehicle. On Saturday evening dinner party had been organised to celebrate the wedding. As these four youth who had missed the evening dinner had gone for eating and were passing in four-wheeler on Dakor road, when the incident occurred.

Residing at Umreth, marriage of Pravin Singh Parmar’s daughter Nirali was scheduled at Nadiad on Sunday, in mass marriage.