Army men attack Maharashtra policemen, vandalise police station

Army men attack Maharashtra policemen, vandalise police station

15Nashik (Maharashtra), Jan 14 (IANS) In two separate incidents, army men attacked on-duty police personnel, injuring at least three, and vandalised the Upanagar police station here, a top official said Wednesday.

In the first incident, an army lieutenant on two-day casual leave, came to the police station along with a relative to complain about some family dispute, Nashik Additional Commissioner of Police Hemrajsingh Rajput told IANS.

Apparently enraged over some delay in filing the complaint, he and the relative attacked the on-duty police officer and at least two other policemen.

Top police officials reached the police station and finally arrested the army officer – whose identity was not disclosed – and his relative for assaulting the policemen.

While the army officer was handed over to the Indian Army authorities Wednesday morning with written police instructions to take necessary action against him, the relative was produced before a court, Rajput said.

“In an apparently retaliatory move, more than 100 jawans in their track suits wearing helmets reached the Upanagar police station this afternoon (Wednesday) and assaulted several of our on-duty police personnel,” Rajput told IANS.

At least two women constables sustained grievous injuries, while police driver C. Gangurde was brutally beaten up and had to undergo a critical surgery.



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