The accused was allegedly involved in multiple instances of rioting as mobs went on a rampage during a religious procession in Nuh on July 31.
Superintendent of police Narendra Bijarniya said on Thursday that he was allegedly involved in the deaths of two homeguards during the violence and had participated in the mob attack on the Nuh Cyber Police Station. Apart from that, he allegedly torched vehicles and police car near a temple in the district and was likely involved in incidents of rioting at locations such as the bus stand.
Cyber police on Wednesday got a tip-off that the accused, Osama from Ferozepur Namak, would attempt to flee the district later in the day. Nuh police PRO Krishan Kumar said a team led by inspector Vimal Rai of the Cyber Crime Police Station set up a checkpoint near the Ujina canal and spotted Osama – also known as Pahalwan Putra Hanif – on a motorcycle.
He saw the cops and tried to evade arrest by taking a narrow canal road. Cops followed, and in the chase, he lost control of the bike in a muddy area and fell off the two-wheeler, the PRO said.
“The accused brandished a country-made pistol. Reacting swiftly, inspector Rai fired a shot aimed at the suspect’s leg. The bullet hit him, causing him to stumble,” Kumar said. Osama was admitted to the Nalhad Medical Hospital in Nuh for further treatment.
“A case has been registered at the Sadar Nuh police station in connection with the incident. The accused has been booked under sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 435 (mischief causing harm to property), 147 (rioting) and 148 (rioting with weapons) of the IPC. Inspector Rai added that the accused was also carrying an empty cartridge and the motorcycle he was driving was stolen.