Six policemen injured in clash at UP-Haryana border

A mob attacked police near the Haryana-UP border to free alleged sand mafias arrested by them and tried to crush the officials under a tractor, leaving six policemen injured, police said today.

Muzaffarnagar: A mob attacked police near the Haryana-UP border to free alleged sand mafias arrested by them and tried to crush the officials under a tractor, leaving six policemen injured, police said today.

The mob comprising of people from Haryana managed to free the arrested persons after attacking a team of UP revenue and police officials at Chotra village in Shamli district last night, police said.

Jhinjhana Police Staion SHO B P Yadav has sustained head injuries in the incident and his condition is stated to be serious, they said, adding that the injured have been admitted to a hospital.

The mob took away three police vehicles and an AK-47 rifle which were later recovered, Deputy Superintendent of Police C P Singh said.

The mob attacked the officials with sticks and stones and also tried to mow them down under a tractor, police said.

Senior police officers have rushed to the spot with reinforcements and security has been beefed up, they said.

The injured include Naib Tehsildar D K Pandey and constables Braham Singh, Ravinder and Naran Singh, he said.

Six persons -- Islam, Sajim, Anwar, Israil and Nazim, all hailing from Haryana -- have been arrested in this connection, police said.

A case has been registered against 150 people and 15 persons have been named in the FIR.

A team of officials led by executive magistrate Devender Kumar went there last night to nab sand mafias following complaints of illegal sand-lifting and arrested three youths but a mob soon gathered there and attacked the officials, setting those arrested free, they said.

PTI

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close