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24 people arrested for allegedly firing dozens of rounds while celebrating birthday


As many as twenty-four people have been booked on charges of attempt to murder for allegedly firing dozens of rounds in the air while celebrating a birthday in Beas town, police said on Sunday. Four among the total accused have been identified. They are Yuvraj Singh of Beas, Mehakdeep Singh of Rajadewa village, Sehaj Chahal of Kaleke village and Sehjad of Padda village in Amritsar. Four two-wheelers and a pistol has also been seized from the spot, police said.

A case under Section 307 (attempt to murder), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapons), 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) of the Indian Penal Code, and 25-54-59 of the Arms Act has been registered against the accused at Beas police station.

The police have confiscated the CCTV footage of the restaurant where the birthday party was organised to identify the remaining accused.

Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Sukhwinder Singh of Beas police station had received information that some people opened fire outside the Pajeria restaurant on Saturday night. When a police team reached the spot and investigated, it was found that 20-25 youths had visited the place to celebrate the birthday of Yuvraj Singh.

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