Armed criminals attack Haryana Police team, free murder accused

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Chandigarh, Sep 8 (IANS) Armed criminals attacked a police party outside a court complex in Haryana’s Mahendergarh town on Friday, injuring four police officials as they freed a murder accused from custody and fled, officials said.

The assailants escaped with murder accused Vikram, said to be a hardcore criminal, who had been brought by police to the court for a hearing.

Four police officials received bullet injuries as the assailants fired at them from close range. One police was shifted to the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) in Rohtak as his condition was critical.

The entire incident was recorded in a CCTV camera at the court complex in Mahendragarh, 125 km from Delhi.

It was not known if the police officials fired back at the assailants.

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Mahendergarh’s Superintendent of Police Anil Dhawan said that raids were being conducted to nab those involved in the shootout.



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