Sub-Inspector shot dead as protesters, police clash in UP
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Last Updated: Wednesday, January 05, 2011, 17:35
Lucknow: A police sub-inspector was on Wednesday shot dead and several other police personnel were injured when workers of a political party clashed with police in Ghazipur district.

"The in-charge of Jamaniya police outpost T Ramarao was shot dead and several other police personnel were injured when a mob of over 200 people went on the rampage, indulged in heavy brick batting and opened fire," Additional DG Police Brij Lal told reporters here.

Ramarao was shot in his head with a 12 bore country-made gun, he said.

The protesters, carrying 'Shoshit Samaj' banners, also torched seven motorcycles and vandalised the outpost, 40 kms from Ghazipur district headquarters. They were associated with CPI(ML), the ADG said.

"Around 50 people have been arrested and additional forces including around 100 personnel of PAC have been deployed in the area," he said.

The incident occurred when the police officer and his colleagues stopped the mob from marching to the tehsil headquarters to protest the arrest of a person in a case of theft of Kisan Vikas Patras valued at over Rs 51 lakh from a local post office on December 9.

"After investigation the police arrested one Manoj Bind and recovered KVP of Rs 51.7 lakh," he said.

Brij Lal said Inspector, Jamaniya, YP Shukla, who reached the spot along with constable Satyendra Singh and some other police personnel were injured in the violence.

Among the injured was Kalawati, the pradhan of Chakrahi village of Chandauli district, who had taken part in the protest, police said.

On getting information, the zonal IG of police and divisional commissioner rushed to the spot to review the situation.


First Published: Wednesday, January 05, 2011, 17:35

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