Two arrested for attacking police team in Ghaziabad’s Loni
Two constables were beaten up when they reached the house of the accused to look into a complaint of violence; this is the second incident where a police team was attacked by villagers in Ghaziabad districtnoida Updated: Jan 16, 2018 17:50 IST
A team of Ghaziabad police on a police response vehicle (PRV) was allegedly attacked by men and women from Pabi Sadikpur village in Loni on late Sunday evening when the team was called to pacify two warring factions.
During the incident around 8pm, a police constable and a head constable had gone to the house of one accused where they were pulled inside the house by men and woman. Earlier, two men Kallu and Azeem were playing volley ball and went into some altercation which resulted in a head injury to Azeem. He later approached police with a complaint against Kallu. However, Kallu later got infuriated when he heard that Azeem had approached police for help.
“Thereafter, he went to the nearby house of Azeem where both groups went into altercation. On this, the victim group called up police for help and we sent one PRV to sort out the issue. There, our constable and head constable were attacked by men and women,” said Durgesh Kumar Singh, circle officer (Loni).
It is alleged that Kallu’s father Khaleel, his mother Sitara, his uncle Khaleel Nambardar and his wife Rukhsana pulled the policemen inside their house and thrashed them.
They policemen had parked the vehicle at the main road as the locality has narrow bylanes and the vehicle could not move in.
Leaving behind the PRV, the policemen walked to the village but got attacked by villagers.
Later, the policemen called Tronica City police station for help and the required force was sent to rescue the two policemen.
“We have registered a case under IPC sections of assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty, voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty and other relevant sections. Two persons, including a woman, were arrested in this connection while a search is on for the other accused,” Singh added.
A case was also lodged against Kallu and his relatives by father of Azeem.
Earlier, in December, 2017, a team of the National Investigation Agency and UP police were similarly attacked by villagers at Nahali village when the teams had gone to nab a man accused of supplying arms for the earlier murder of RSS Ravindra Gosain in Ludhiana.
Similarly, a team of administrative and police officials was attacked in Loni in January this year when they were returning after seizing several trucks carrying illegally mined sand mining at Mewla Bhatti. A man later fired in the air and fled from the spot, two others were arrested.