The Haryana Police is investigating the matter in connection with confinement and beating of Punjab Police team in Desu Jodha village of Sirsa district. Giving this information here today, a spokesman of Police Department said that a CIA team of Bathinda Police had gone to conduct a raid at Desu Jodha village, Dabwali in Sirsa district at 5 am in connection with a case of drug trafficking.
It is learnt that 6000 tramadol tablets were recovered by Punjab Police from an accused who during interrogation informed that he had purchased the prohibited pharma pills from a resident of village Desu Jodha. According to the law, the Bathinda Police should have sought help by informing the local Police before going to conduct a raid, but no such information was given to the Sirsa police in this case, which shows a procedural lapse on the part of Bathinda Police.
The raiding team of Punjab Police was attacked by villagers who also torched the police vehicle. In self-defence, Police fired in the air to scare them. On this, villagers collectively attacked and fired gunshots at police in which police personnel were injured. One Head Constable and a villager have received bullet injuries. While the villager died during treatment at Odhan Community Health Centre, the Head Constable of Punjab Police, who was seriously injured, has been admitted to a hospital in Bathinda for treatment.
As soon as the matter was reported, a team of Sadar Police Station Dabwali immediately rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control. After rescuing the Punjab police personnel, all the injured persons were admitted to nearby hospitals. After registration of complaints from both sides in this episode, Haryana Police has taken up the matter with Punjab Police at the highest level and all aspects of the case are being investigated.