Over 80 booked for roughing up cop

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Dera Bassi
  • Updated: Jul 12, 2014 13:29 IST

The local police have booked around 80 persons, who were protesting against erratic power supply by blocking the national highway near Bhankarpur in Dera Bassi on Thursday night, for manhandling a head constable, Jatinder Kumar, and tearing his uniform.

The protesters also allegedly pelted government vehicles with stones.

Some of the accused have been identified as Dev Raj, Ishwar, Bhupinder Singh alias Bhupi and Chandrej, all residents of Bhankarpur in Dera Bassi.

Dera Bassi station house officer Gurdeep Singh claimed that the villagers were creating ruckus on the highway and causing inconvenience to commuters, even as electricity was restored in the village, adding that some of the accused were even drunk.

He said while four of the accused had been arrested, rest of them would be identified soon.

A case under sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees), 506 (criminal intimidation), 148 (rioting) and 149 (unlawful assembly) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 8 of the National Highway Indian Authority Act has been registered.

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