120 villagers booked for attacking cops

Basti police on Wednesday registered an FIR against 10 named and 110 unidentified villagers for attacking a police team which had gone to remove road blockade on Tuesday.

Two constables were seriously injured in the attack on Tuesday and one of them has been referred to Lucknow for treatment. Villagers also damaged a police vehicle. The situation was brought under control when additional force was rushed to the spot. No one has been arrested yet. Raids are being conducted to trace the accused involved in the crime.

Additional Superintendent of Police Basti, Manoj Kumar Jha said the incident occurred following wrong information circulated by some person.

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