30 held in Gujarat for attacking police station
Thirty persons were arrested in connection with attack on a police station in Surendranagar district of Gujarat.india Updated: Jul 27, 2006 15:21 IST
Thirty persons were arrested in connection with attack on a police station in Surendranagar district of Gujarat that injured four policemen, police said on Thursday.
A group of people had on Wednesday attacked Johravarnagar police station after police had refused to hand over a youth who had allegedly raped a minor girl.
"Thirty persons from the minority community have been arrested for attacking the police station yesterday," district Superintendent of Police SM Katara said.
"These accused were part of the mob that had surrounded the police station and had pelted stones at the security personnel," Katara added.
The accused are residents of both Johravarnagar and neighbouring Surendranagar city, the DSP said.
"Charges of rioting, damage to public property and assault on goverment servants has been levelled against the accused," Katara added.
Police burst two tear gas shells to disperse the crowd, but when the attack continued they fired six rounds in the air.
Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in Surendranagar city and the nearby Johravarnagar, police added.