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Sacrilege incident: Mob attacks policemen to take custody of

Press Trust of India  |  Amritsar 

Five policemen were injured when a group of people allegedly attacked them in an attempt to forcibly take the custody of an accused involved in sacrilege incident, police said today.

Police had yesterday arrested one Ranjit Masih for allegedly being involved in a sacrilege incident at village Ramdas falling in Ajnala Town here.

When the accused was being taken to the police station, a group of Sikhs asked policemen to hand him over to them so that they could teach him a lesson, SSP Parampal Singh here today.

When policemen refused, the mob allegedly attacked them following which the SHO of the police station, Ramdas Vipan Kumar and four of his junior colleagues were injured.

Their mobile sets were also snatched, police said.

The SSP reached the spot with additional force and rescued the policemen and the accused.

A case has been registered against 20 persons for attacking the police team under relevant sections of the IPC.

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 01:07 IST