Bar Shootout: Police Runs Amok

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Kolkata: The protectors of civil code in the city of Kolkata have reduced themselves to a mere showpiece that fled the scene when needed. Highlighting an utter degradation cops on Wednesday hide themselves in a cabin while goons rampaged a bar shooting one dead and injuring two others.

One person was killed and two others were injured after a seven membered gang opened indiscriminate fire at a bar in Kolkata’s Haridevpur area on Wednesday night. The incident occurred last mid-night when around seven persons refused to pay their bill at a bar, a police officer said.

The bar authorities informed police to sort out the matter but the cops hide themselves in a cabin after the miscreants called up their associates. The gang was carrying weapons, including firearms and bombs and fired around 30 to 35 rounds and hurled bombs.

During the firing three locals were hit and taken to the M R Bangur Hospital where one was declared brought dead. The other two are being treated,” the officer said.

The miscreants later fled on bike firing at random, he said, adding locals chased them and managed to grab one of the gang members whom police arrested and searching others.

“We are checking the CCTV footages of the bar and trying to track the persons involved. We suspect that these persons are from the nearby Basdroni or Sonarpur fringe areas,” he added.

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