No trace of arms missing from police station
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Yet to arrest the main accused in the Bhiwani twin murder case, the Haryana Police has another major headache — to locate its weapons and ammunition that were allegedly stolen after angry villagers, accusing the police of inaction, torched a police station in Bhiwani.
Now, apart from searching for the main accused, the police are also conducting combing operations in Bhiwani and neighbouring districts to locate the missing weapons.
On November 14, brothers Kuldeep and Rajender were shot dead at Bond Kalan village, allegedly by gangster Kolbir — a proclaimed offender facing nine cases of murder and attempt to murder. While Kolbir escaped, villagers torched Bond Kalan police station and allegedly stole weapons and ammunition from there. While over five police personnel sustained injuries, official records and over 10 police vehicles were set on fire.
"We are trying to restore the records. All our computers, FIR registers, official files were damaged in the fire. As per our records, 10 .303 bore rifles and two SLRs were burnt and the police station was left with one carbine and one SLR. Over 192 rounds of ammunition are missing. It figure could be more as weaponry records were also burnt in the fire","said Karta Ram, DSP (Headquarters), Bhiwani.
What has further added to police woes is that they are yet to locate Kolbir, some three weeks after the shootout. This has earned them the ire of the villagers. "Kalbir enjoyed the patronage of the police station staff and used to frequently visit the station, even while he was a proclaimed offender," said Harpal Singh, father of the two victims.
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