Punjab: Policeman Killed, 2 Others Injured After Nihangs Open Fire In Kapurthala

Chandigarh: A police constable was killed while two others sustained injuries when a group of ‘Nihangs’ opened fire at them in Punjab’s Kapurthala district, officials said on Thursday.

The incident took place when the policemen went to arrest some Nihangs (Sikhs armed with traditional weapons) in Sultanpur Lodhi in a case registered against them, said a senior police official over the phone.

The policemen were standing on the road when the Nihangs opened fire at them, Kapurthala Superintendent of Police (Headquarters) Tejbir Singh Hundal

While one constable was killed, two other personnel sustained injuries, said the official.

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