Gang war erupts in court premises; 1 of 2 held, injured in Jharkhand

Members of two gangs were engaged in an attack at the premises of a local court here injuring one person, who, along with his accomplice, was arrested with arms and ammunition by the police.

PTI| Last Updated: May 24, 2014, 23:57 PM IST

Jamshedpur: Members of two gangs were engaged in an attack at the premises of a local court here injuring one person, who, along with his accomplice, was arrested with arms and ammunition by the police.

Trouble began in the morning when the kingpin of a gang, Akhilesh Singh, along with his supporters, came to the court to surrender after completing two months parole, senior SP Amol V Homkar said.
Three members of a rival gang arrived at the court at the same time and tried to attack Akhilesh triggering a clash between the two groups.

One of the trio identified as Sarbjit Singh was badly thrashed by Akhilesh`s supporters and was rushed to a local hospital with serious head injuries, Homkar said.

Senior police officials rushed to the court premises and brought the situation under control. They arrested Sarbjit and his accomplice Honey Singh while the third accomplice managed to escape, the SSP said, adding that a hunt has been launched for him.
Akhilesh, who was serving a life term in connection with a decade-old murder case, was granted two-month parole for his father`s treatment.

Police also detained one woman, whose involvement in the incident was yet to be established, Homkar said.

Though court operations ran smoothly, a huge police team was deployed at the premises.