On Wednesday night, the smuggler riding in the new Thar ran away after firing at the police. But after a chase, a party of Police Special Cell overpowered him near Mana Wala. The accused has been identified as Gurlal Singh, a resident of Dhanoe Kalan. Police have registered a case against the accused for attempt to murder, obstruction in official duty, Arms Act and NDPS Act.
A senior police officer said that the Special Cell team had blocked the T-point of Sukhaewal village on the night following the information. Meanwhile, smuggler Gurlal Singh, a resident of Dhanoe Khurd, border village of Tarn Taran, reached there in his new Thar vehicle without number plate. The police asked him to stop, but the accused fired at the police and fled towards Amritsar along with the vehicle.
The team of Special Cell chased him and overpowered him near Mananwala. Police have also recovered 1 kg of heroin along with .30 bore China-made pistol and 5 cartridges from his possession.