A sub-inspector and a constable were seriously injured when a police team trying to enforce the ongoing lockdown was attacked by a group of villagers in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district on Wednesday, an official said.
The police team was patrolling Morna village area and spotted the residents gathered outside, said Circle Officer Ram Mohan Sharma.
When the villagers were asked to follow the prohibitory orders they started pelting stones at the police personnel and some of them even started attacking the officials with iron roads, Sharma said.
The incident took place under Bhopa police station limits in which outpost incharge SI Lekh Raj Singh and constable Ravi Kumar sustained serious injuries, the officer said.
‘Police is dedicatedly engaged to make lockdown successful. Police was doing its work with full fidelity when the attack happened. Strict actions will be taken against the attackers,’ SSP Abhishek Yadav said.
Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azaad said, the attack against the police personnel is unfortunate. Strict actions should be taken against the guilty but the innocent should not suffered.
The injured policemen were rushed to the district hospital and three villagers, including a former village head, have been arrested, he said
The security in the village has been tightened and search for the remaining attackers is underway, the officer added.
with agency inputs