Solan shooting suspect sketches

Solan shooting: No trace of assailants, Police issue sketches, obtain CCTV footages

Shimla– In the Solan shooting incident, in which a 35-years-old man was murdered by three unknown assailants, the district police issued sketches of the two suspects prepared on the basis of the accounts given by the eyewitnesses. The police also obtained some footages of the CCTV cameras installed in the area between Shamti to Kotalanala.

The police also said the assailants had used fake number plates, which were removed too.

The police weren’t able to establish the motive behind this cold-blooded murder yet. Initial reports were suggesting it to be an incident of road rage. However, it appeared to a planned crime the way it was executed, said the sources.

Police teams had reportedly left for Haryana and Delhi in search of the culprits using the details of the vehicle registration. The sketches were also shared with the Haryana and Delhi Police.

Police will also obtain cell phone details of the victim along with working on some other leads.

On Monday night, Pankaj alias Lucky – a gym trainer and a Dhaba owner- was reportedly shot three times in the chest, back, and head from a close range. As per the police, the assailants came in a White Swift Dzire car bearing registration number of Haryana. They shot Pankaj near Shamti and fled the scene.

One of the CCTV footages shows a speeding white car hitting a bike parked on the roadside.

Pankaj, the son of a constable posted with the Vigilance wing in Solan, was declared dead by the doctors after he was taken to the hospital. The situation grew tense in Solan as locals, who are hardly familiar with shoot outs, vandalized the windows of the hospital. However, the police managed to control the situation. 

The culprits, as per the report, abandoned the car after a few kilometers and might have fled on foot towards Shamti.

All the road entrances to Himachal from other states were sealed as soon the police arrived at the scene. A case was registered under Section 302 and 34 of the IPC.


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