Policemen injured as villagers gherao police station

The police said the villagers were angry when the police detained two van-rickshaw pullers for allegedly carrying illegal items.

Last Updated: Mar 01, 2011, 13:26 PM IST

Malda: At least five policemen were
injured early on Tuesday when villagers gheraoed English Bazar
police station and threw stones at the policemen at Jadupur in
Malda town.

The police said the villagers were angry when the
police detained two van-rickshaw pullers for allegedly
carrying illegal items.

The villagers said the police should have arrested
those who hired the van-rickshaws and protested the arrest,
sources said.

Later a large contingent of police reached the spot,
lathicharged the villagers and arrested 15 of them, officials
said.

The injured policemen were admitted to Malda Sadar
Hospital.

PTI