In a shocking incident, a man opens fire at an unidentified youth at Coco Cafe and Lounge in Panchkula in the wee hours. The incident occurred at around 4:30 am on July 3 at a Sector-11-based cafe lounge.
The man identified as Mohit, who hails from Ludhiana, fired three shots at an unidentified man with an intent to kill but in the process, the gunshot hit the attacker’s accomplice’s foot who was standing by the car as the youth ducked to prevent it. During this, a bouncer was also injured as he attempted to prevent the attacker from entering the premises.
The bouncer, Naresh Sharma lodged an FIR against Mohit, and the investigation to catch him is underway. The police have obtained the footage from the CCTV that was installed at the Coco Cafe and Lounge.
The CCTV footage shows Naresh was standing at the cafe’s entry around 4:15 am when Mohit exited the cafe lounge while talking on the phone. When he reached his vehicle, the attacker suddenly took out his pistol and opened fire on an unknown man but somehow, it hit Mohit’s aide.
Naresh told the police that the accused followed the man inside the cafe to save his life. He said he also ducked to protect himself, and with the aid of other bouncers, he snatched the pistol from the accused. During this, he suffered a deep cut on his left hand. The bouncer was immediately taken to the Civil Hospital which is located in Sector 6, from where he was referred to the GMCH-32 Chandigarh.
In the footage, it can also be seen that three to four girls were present at the cafe lounge and after the incident, one of the girls present among those fled in Mohit’s car.
At that time, the cafe lounge’s manager Vinay Kumar was not present. Sukhbir Singh, SHO of Sector 5 police station said they have obtained the footage of the incident, however, the identity of the victim, the accused’s aid, was not known.
The police have registered the case against Mohit on the statement of Naresh. He has been booked under the Arms Act and other sections. The manager of the cafe lounge has also been booked for violating government orders. The stipulated time for closing the establishment is 2 am but the cafe lounge was opened till 4:15 am when the incident occurred.