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Two cops shot dead by miscreants in Sikar: Police

Press Trust of India  |  Sikar 

A police inspector and a were allegedly shot dead by five SUV-borne "miscreants" at Beswa village under station area of district, the police said Sunday.

station in-charge Mukesh Kanungo and were shot dead when they began chasing the miscreants after they sped past a police barricade ignoring signals to stop the vehicle for a routine check up, said

He said the two policemen were on a routine duty at the check post near Beswa village, when one and his four associates approached the police barricade in a sports utility vehicle.

The policemen deployed there signalled the SUV to stop, but the vehicle sowed down momentarily and then sped past the check post, prompting the policemen to give them a chase, he said.

At this, the SUV occupants opened fire at the police vehicle, killing the inspector and the constable, the SP said.

Additional SP Tejpal Singh said a has been launched in Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Churu districts to arrest the accused.

He said and his aides have past criminal records.

The bodies of the two slain policemen have been handed over to their family members after post mortem, he said.

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First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 16:50 IST