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Attack on cop: Peers search for assailants

THE POLICE have launched an extensive drive to nab persons involved in the attack on a homeguard, Yogendra Naraiyan Pandey, in the wee hours on Friday, when he was on picket duty along with a constable on Raisthana Road.

india Updated: Feb 12, 2006 00:32 IST

THE POLICE have launched an extensive drive to nab persons involved in the attack on a homeguard, Yogendra Naraiyan Pandey, in the wee hours on Friday, when he was on picket duty along with a constable on Raisthana Road.

In the incident, two persons had slit the throat of Yogendra. Later, the homeguard was admitted at a private nursing home at Sarvodaya Nagar.

According to reports, though the condition of the homeguard is out of danger but resentment among cops was palpable on Saturday over the attack. A source in the police department said that the police raided the houses of history-sheeters of the Colonolganj area and the services of informers was also being taken.

Even on Saturday, Yogendra was not in a condition to tell police anything about the incident. Meanwhile, the homeguard commandant visited the nursing home and gave Rs10,000 to the kin.

Farmer shot at
A 38-year-old farmer was shot at by a country-made firearm, when a row erupted over irrigation at Bidhnoo on Saturday. Later, he was admitted to LLR Hospital, where his condition was stated to be critical.

Sources said one Kalika Singh, a farmer and resident of Bidhnoo, went to his land to irrigate it. At the same time, one Kishan Lal, along with his sons, arrived there. Kishan and his sons objected to Kalika using the water line and told him that he could use the water but only after them.

Soon Kalika and Kishan got involved in a verbal altercation and incensed over the incident Kishan opened fire on Kalika. In the attack, Kalika was injured in the abdomen and he fell unconscious and was later admitted at the emergency department of the LLR hospital.

Mobile shop looted
Miscreants fled after taking away two-dozen mobile handsets besides other items kept in a showroom of mobile handsets at Baudha Nagar under Naubasta Police station in the wee hours on Saturday.

According to information, one Ram Vilas Yadav, a resident of Purani Basti in the same area, runs a mobile showroom named Rama Telecom at Baudha Nagar.

Sources said that around 3.00 am some miscreants took away 2 dozen mobile handsets, Rs 2000 cash and 5,000 mobile recharge coupons from the shop, after cutting the shutter of the showroom.

First Published: Feb 12, 2006 00:32 IST