Lucknow: Two policemen were brutally assaulted and bundled out of a quarantine centre in Deoria late Saturday after they skilled an SOS call from inmates, in what was the 20th attack on cops in UP since lockdown was clamped, leaving 100 of them critically injured during a 68-day span.
The situation was brought in check after injured constables dialled police room for reinforcements and therefore the accused gram pradhan and his five goons were delivered to book. The incident occurred at Pahadpur Purani grade school in Khampar area of Deoria district, when the cops were enquiring about problems faced by inmates.
SHO Khampar, Sudesh Sharma, said, he dispatched two constables, Rajesh Kumar and Satendra Kumar, to a quarantine centre after a turn UP 112. “When they were lecture inmates, an altercation ensued with the gram pradhan, who was joined by five aides. They thrashed the cops and brutally dragged them out of the quarantine centre. We immediately dispatched a team to regulate things ,” said Sharma.
The pradhan and his aides are booked for plan to murder, causing hurt to employee on duty and Epidemic Act.
Last week, six policemen were attacked once they visited the Baldirai quarantine centre in Sultanpur. A police vehicle was also damaged. On April 17, a sub-inspector and three constables suffered injuries once they were attacked by the owner of a garment store in Beniganj locality of Hardoi.
On April 19, a sub-inspector and his team were injured once they were attacked by local residents during a raid on hooch units in Kasturipur Kasturi village in Prayagraj district.