Family, aides of ‘notorious criminal’ attack police team in Ludhiana
The police team raided the flat in colony to arrest the accused Jonny but his family and area residents objected. They damaged the police vehicle, following which the police resorted to lathicharge.punjab Updated: Apr 24, 2017 12:47 IST
Tension prevailed in EWS colony at Chandigarh road after the family of a notorious accused and his supporters entered in a clash with the police on Sunday. The police team raided the flat in colony to arrest the accused Jonny but his family and area residents objected. They damaged the police vehicle, following which the police resorted to lathicharge.
Additional deputy commissioner of Police (ADCP, crime), Balkar Singh, said a notorious criminal, Jonny, was facing several cases, including attempt to murder and drug peddling.
During the lathicharge, several persons, including women were injured. The colony residents alleged that a woman three months pregnant has suffered miscarriage and two other women also suffered serious injuries in the incident.
Sensing the situation, heavy police force was deployed in the area and the situation was brought under control after the politicians and senior police officials reached the spot.
On Saturday also the division number 7 police have registered a case against Jonny and his twenty accomplices under Section 160,148, 149, 506 and 427 of the IPC. They were accused of damaging the vehicles parked in street and creating hooliganism in the area.
On Sunday, police team arrested Jonny, but his family members attacked the police team.
On the other hand, the relatives of Jonny alleged that the police entered the colony and lathicharged them. Around six persons suffered injuries and a woman suffered miscarriage. Congress leader Naresh Dhigan reached the support in support of the injured persons. Later, the relatives of Jonny and area residents staged protest at police station and raised slogans against the police. They also threatened to intensify their agitation if the police did not release Jonny.
ADCP Balkar Singh said the police team was doing their duty and will not spare criminals like Jonny. He said that he will investigate the matter and will take appropriate action.
First Published: Apr 24, 2017 12:46 IST