Kolkata: Red Road bike goons threaten hockey coach ‘at gunpoint’ – Times of India

Kolkata News

KOLKATA: A 42-year-old hockey coach, who after completing training in Maidan was walking along Red Road to take a bus to his Beniapukur home on Sunday evening, told police that he was accosted by two bike-borne miscreants who threatened him.
Though the coach first alleged that they even fired two rounds, he later said that no firing took place and that he was only threatened at gunpoint. Police are trying to trace the goons. The incident had no witnesses and police are conducting their probe based on the complaint lodged.
According to police, around 6pm, Md Sajid told the cops that he was headed home after a training session when the incident took place. The Maidan police are examining CCTV footage to track down the vehicle. Police said it was not immediately clear what was the motive of the two assailants. The incident reportedly took place less than 100 metres from a traffic outpost on Red Road.
“The reports are still very preliminary, and we are still ascertaining the exact sequence of events. According to the complaint, the incident probably took place in front of a basketball training facility. Two bike-borne men came there and accosted him.
They stated that they too wanted to learn the game and needed to talk to the coach. Then they fired in air and left. Later, however, he said that he was threatened at gunpoint. No one suffered any injury. Investigation is on,” said joint CP (crime) Murlidhar Sharma.
The basketball training facility being referred by police is the West Bengal Basketball Association grounds. While this ground is used by players for training, according to rules, all clubs and tents in Maidan are shut from October 1 to October 15.
A senior official said, “We have spoken to two malis (gardeners) who were present around 6pm. They didn’t hear or see anything.”
Kolkata has reported four shootings in little over a month. This, however, is the first instance when none has been injured. Till now, police have arrested 13 persons involved in the four incidents. At least three others, including Sona Pappu who operates from Kasba, and Md Tariq from Bright Street, have been arrested during the same period.

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