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Another Delhi cop killed, this time by bootleggers Another Delhi cop killed, this time by bootleggers

Jan-14-2015 | 0 Comments

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NEW DELHI: Two bootleggers on a bike shot a constable in Alipur, outer Delhi, on Monday night and grappled with a home guard when the duo flagged them down for checks. The shooting, which occurred near the Alipur police station, follows a spate of attacks and run-ins last year in which 25 personnel were killed.

The killers, Govinda, 35, and 30-year-old Malkhit were arrested in the early hours from a village nearby.

Constable Karamveer, 30, and home guard Surender Singh, 40, were on patrol on a motorbike after receiving information that two men would be heading for Tigri border with a crate of liquor. Around 11.30pm, they saw a bike at Bhartuj Chowk and signalled it to stop. Seeing the policemen, the bikers tried to speed away but Karamveer grabbed the pillion rider who was holding the crate. As the liquor bottles shattered, Karamveer pinned the man down, but he removed his jacket, pulled out a pistol and shot the constable in the chest.
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The duo then fled, leaving the bike behind. Home guard Surender Singh gave chase for some distance but returned to call reinforcements to save a bleeding Karamveer. By the time the constable made it to hospital, it was too late.

A team led by DCP Vikramjit Singh launched a manhunt. Intelligence revealed that the duo — Govinda and Malkhit — belonged to Jhangola village and several teams reached there around 4am. However, villagers attacked the cops and pelted them with stones in a bid to save the killers who were hiding in a house. After an hour's scuffle, the policemen managed to ward off the locals and nabbed the killers. A pistol and a few cartridges were recovered from them.

Police said that the duo was suspected to be a part of an interstate bootlegging gang which had been evading cops for the past few months. They are looking for other gang members as well. A case of murder under section 302 of IPC has been registered against the two men.
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Karamveer's body was handed over to his family members on Tuesday morning. Senior officers paid homage at Kingway Camp. Karamveer's wife and two children stay at a police colony in Narela outer district. His brother Mahender said Karamveer had joined the force in 2006 after his marriage. "He was inspired by our cousin brother who is also a policeman. He also wanted his children to grow up in Delhi and have an English-medium education," Mahender said.


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