Moradabad violence: DIG injured, jeep torched
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 06, 2011, 18:26
Moradabad: A Deputy Inspector General of Uttar Pradesh Police was injured when an irate mob, protesting alleged police misbehaviour with women, indulged in arson and brickbatting in a village here this afternoon.

DIG (Moradabad) Ashok Kumar received head injuries and a police jeep was set afire in violence in Asatalpur village, officials said.

The trouble arose when a police team, which raided the village in connection with a case, faced stiff resistance from locals.

The villagers alleged the police misbehaved with women and showed disrespect to a holy book.

When they staged a sit-in on the Moradabad-Sambhal road, DIG Ashok Kumar with a posse of policemen rushed to the scene.

He too encountered strong opposition from the locals who indulged in heavy brickbatting and set afire a police jeep.

The DIG suffered head injuries and was admitted to a private hospital, the officials said.

Police in strength had been deployed in the village where the situation was tense but under control, they said.


First Published: Wednesday, July 06, 2011, 18:26

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