Four cops injured in clash with villagers

The incident took place when a group of irate villagers protested against Nishad`s arrest and allegedly attacked the police team.

Lucknow: Four policemen were injured after a mob attacked them while arresting a criminal from Gosainganj area of Sultanpur district, officials said on Sunday.

The incident took place late last night when a police team reached the village to arrest one Bablu Nishad, who is wanted in several criminal cases.

A group of irate villagers protested against Nishad`s arrest and allegedly attacked the police team. They also blocked traffic on Ballia-Lucknow highway and damaged a roadways bus, police said.

The mob also purportedly pushed the District Magistrate`s vehicle into a drain.

Circle officer Ved Prakash Gupta and three policemen were injured in the melee, officials said, adding, an FIR has been registered in this regard.

PTI

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