Bootlegger hurls petrol bomb on police in Punjab, 2 cops injured

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Jalandhar: Two police cops were injured in Nurmahal when a bootlegger on Monday allegedly hurled a petrol bomb on a police patrol party deployed in the area to check curfew violations by the people.
Two cops – an Assistant Sub Inspector Sarup Singh and Home Guard jawan Rachhpal Singh – sustained burn injuries and have been admitted in the Jalandhar civil hospital. Condition of both the cops is out of danger.
Nurmahal SHO Jatinder Kumar said that on the directions of the Senior Superintendent of Police (Rural), elaborate arrangements were made to implement curfew orders strictly in the area to check that the people remained in their houses and avoid to come in the bazaars and roads.
The police patrol party, led by ASI Sarup Singh, was patrolling in the area of Pandori Nijjhra when a person coming from the village side hurled a petrol bomb after igniting the bottle containing petrol on the cops injuring them.
The accused has been identified as Des Raj, a resident of village Pandori Nijjhra. He has been booked under sections 307, 186, 188/427 IPC and 51 of the Disaster Management act.