Katihar (Bihar): A mob Wednesday assaulted two policemen and snatched a service revolver and a mobile phone at Chaphari Sel village in Purnea district.
The incident occurred when the Phakla police station house officer Aslam Sher Ansari and a constable had gone to the village to arrest a dacoity case accused Md Mokhatar hiding in his in-law`s place there.
Both the policemen were thrashed by a mob which snatched Ansari`s service revolver and mobile phone, Katihar`s Superintendent of Police Chhatranil Singh said.
Police officials of Purnea district rescued the two policemen and persuaded the mob to return the SHO`s service revolver and mobile phone, he said.
The Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Katihar, Rakesh Kumar with senior police officials of Purnea district were camping in the village to monitor the situation, Singh said.
Meanwhile, Mokhtar, wanted in a dacoity case in Phuldobhi village under Phalka police station area last year, managed to escape, the SP said.