Sikar, Oct 7 (PTI) A police inspector and a constable were allegedly shot dead by five SUV-borne “miscreants” at Beswa village under Fathepur police station area of Sikar district, the police said Sunday.Also Read - 21 Dead in As Many Days in Rajasthan Village After Body Buried Without COVID Protocol

Fathepur police station in-charge Mukesh Kanungo and Constable Ram Prakash were shot dead when they began chasing the miscreants after they sped past a police barricade ignoring signals to stop the vehicle for a routine check up, said Sharma. Also Read - Quarantined Migrant Workers in Sikar Paint School Walls To Thank Villagers For Providing Food & Care

He said the two policemen were on a routine duty at the check post near Beswa village, when one Ajay Chaudhary and his four associates approached the police barricade in a sports utility vehicle. Also Read - Rajasthan: 50 Per Cent Voter Turnout Recorded in 12 LS Seats Till 3 PM

The policemen deployed there signalled the SUV to stop, but the vehicle sowed down momentarily and then sped past the check post, prompting the policemen to give them a chase, he said.

At this, the SUV occupants opened fire at the police vehicle, killing the inspector and the constable, the Sikar SP said.

Sikar Additional SP Tejpal Singh said a search operation has been launched in Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Churu districts to arrest the accused. He said Ajay Chaudhary and his aides have past criminal records.

The bodies of the two slain policemen have been handed over to their family members after post mortem, he said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.