Lucknow, September 22: In a shocking incident, a police constable in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad allegedly opened fired at a dhaba after the owner said there was no food available. Reports inform that the incident took place near Harson police lines on Friday at around 10 pm. According to a report by Hindustan Times, the cop, who arrived at the dhaba from Muzaffarnagar, was hungry and ordered dinner following which, the owner of eatery told him that food was finished for the day. Anguished by this, the cop, identified as Sandeep Baliyan, opened fire at the dhaba and caused panic in the area.
A soon as the incident was reported, officials began an investigation into the matter and directed an FIR be filed against the suspect constable. Reports inform that the cop has been suspended by the Ghaziabad police chief. Police informed that the constable was on duty at CGO complex and visited the dhaba often. The dhaba owner, Azad Kumar, was quoted in the HT report saying that Baliyan insisted food be served despite nothing being available. This led to a heated argument during which the constable fired two shots in air. Woman Burnt Alive in Unnao District of Uttar Pradesh, Dies.
According to details by Police, both the shots fired by Baliyan missed the eatery owner. The constable later fled the spot and is on the run. The Police also found two empty 0.32 caliber cartridges and from the two rounds fired by the suspect, the suspect is likely to be carrying a pistol. An FIR under the Indian Penal Code’s sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 504 (intentional insult for provoking breach of peace) against the suspect.