A city police officer was attacked with a kitchen knife by a woman on Wednesday when he, along with a police team, went to her house asking the family to vacate the premises in Sector 14, as ordered by a city court.
The officer was rushed to the hospital and received two stitches on his right hand.
The family has occupied the house for the past 12 years. A city court recently directed them to vacate the premises after the house owner Mohinder Singh filed a petition. Though the family members claimed in the court that they had bought the house, they had no documents to prove this.
According to a police officer, inspector Bijender Singh Hooda, SHO of Civil Lines police station, received the court order to get the house vacated. The team asked the family members to leave the house but they refused and a 50-year-old woman in the house picked up a knife and threatened the police team with it.
“The woman had no intention of attacking anybody, she was just threatening us. However, within a few seconds, she got agitated and accidentally slashed my hand,” Hooda said.
The Civil Lines police has registered a case under Sections 107/151 the Criminal Procedure Code - commonly known as preventive sections. Krishan Kumar, the husband of the woman, was arrested from the spot and was produced in a city court on Thursday. He was later granted bail.
The woman was booked under Section 107/150 of the CrPC, but was let off with a warning.
Under section 107/151, the police can arrest persons for creating disturbance and produce them before the sub-divisional magistrate. The magistrate can release them after a warning and submission of a bond or send them to police custody for a day or two.