Two cops on CM duty attack each other with lathis, to lose job now

LathiThe two policemen were deployed outside Indira Gandhi Pratishthan, in Lucknow on Wednesday. PTI

Two jawans of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) clashed in full public view outside the Indira Gandhi Pratishthan soon after Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav left the venue after attending a business conference of the Indian Industries Association at Gomti Nagar area on Wednesday afternoon.

Head constable Mukund Chandra Yadav and constable Sunil Kumar Dixit of 10th Battalion PAC have been detained for attacking each other with lathis. The situation came under control when senior officials intervened.

Inspector General (Law & Order) RK Vishwakarma said the two PAC men will be dismissed from services for the act.

Commandant, 10th Battalion PAC, V K Dohrey said both have been put under suspension for fighting at a public place and on other charges. He added that an inquiry has also been ordered into the incident .

Gomti Nagar Circle Officer (CO) VS Mishra said both the jawans suffered head injuries and have been admitted to hospital. An FIR has been lodged against them at Vibhuti Khand police station on the complaint filed by PAC company commander Keshav Prasad under various sections of IPCs and the PAC Act.

According to Lucknow police, PAC personnel were deployed outside the Indira Gandhi Pratishthan for security where the CM had to attend an event. Yadav, who was looking after security arrangement, found Dixit missing from his scheduled position.

Company Commander Keshav Prasad said Yadav searched for Dixit and then called him on his mobile phone. "Yadav and Dixit had a heated argument over the phone. When Yadav informed me about the argument I called up Dixit and changed his position of duty after he arrived," said Prasad.

The police said preliminary inquiry has found that Dixit first attacked Yadav.

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