‘SP workers’ attack police outpost in Mathura

The attackers were trying to rescue an accused from police custody. The officer-in-charge of Nandgaon outpost, Sub-Inspector Brajesh Kumar, and two constables were injured in the incident

A group of eight youths who claimed to be Samajwadi Party (SP) workers attacked a police outpost in an alleged attempt to rescue an accused from police custody, in Barsana police station area of Mathura district last night.

The officer-in-charge of Nandgaon outpost, Sub-Inspector Brajesh Kumar, and two constables were injured in the attack. Additional Superintendent of Police Anil Kumar Rai said the youths' attempts were foiled when additional forces were sent from the neighbouring areas. He said three of the attackers had been detained, and efforts were on to nab the others.

Asked if the accused were SP workers, Rai said he was not aware of this. However, police sources confirmed that the people who attacked the outpost are SP workers from Nandgaon locality. When contacted, Agra zone Inspector General Bhawesh Kumar Singh said he was away and was not aware of the incident.

Barsana police station SO Shiv Kumar said SI Brajesh Kumar had arrested two local youths, Parsoti and Manohar, from Nandagon locality last evening on charges of breach of peace. Later in the night, a group of eight youths reached the outpost and asked the police to release Manohar. When the police refused to comply, the group attacked Brajesh Kumar and the two constables, said officials.

A case under various sections of IPC including charges of rioting, assault on government servant while discharging his duty were registered against seven persons, the SO said.

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