Punjab police official swept away in canal

September 17th, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Hoshiarpur, Sep 17 (IANS) A police constable was swept away in an irrigation canal in this Punjab district after a highway patrol vehicle fell into it early Wednesday.Constable Manjit Singh was swept away in the Mukerian hydel canal at Uchhi Bassi near Dasuya.

Deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Harpreet Singh Mandher said the highway patrol vehicle was passing close to the canal when the driver lost control and it fell into the canal.

The police and other search teams were deputed to locate the missing constable.

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