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Gang attack police team, tries to loot service revolver

‘5 accused given in police remand’

Udaipur : In a shocking incident, a police team including a Circle Inspector faced physical assault by a gang of tresspassers, when the cops had gone to investigate over a complaint of encroachment in Bohra Ganesh area of the city on Monday night. Dr. Hanwant Singh, SHO Pratapnagar police station and two constables sustained injuries when a gang of 25 to 30 men attacked them. Later additional force was called in which arrested five persons. The incident came as a big shock not only for the residents but also for the police department also indicating the state of anarchy and fearlessness among miscreants.

” We had received a complaint from one Kuldeep Jain that some people had illegally possessed and encroached his property in a prime location at Bohra Ganesh area. When we went to investigate the case, the gang suddenly attacked and pelted stones at us” the SHO said. The men also damaged police jeep, tore off the window curtains and even attempted to snatch the SHO’s revolver. Additional force rushed to help and nabbed Sushil Kumar Jain, Rajkumar Jain, Arvind Singh, Ashish Thakur, Lalit Kumar. Sushil and Rajkumar are son of a former BJP councillor and Sushil had also been a member of the national executive team of the BJP. ” It was a disputed land under joint ownership of few partners. However, Sushil wanted to illegally possess it and so constructed a boundary wall and gate without others consent. One of the partner filed a written complaint and when the police team went there to stop them, they were attacked” DySP Bhagwat Singh Hingad told Udaipur Kiran.

Police also said Sushil has a previous criminal record and had been charged earlier for keeping illegal arms, physical assault at a toll plaza and for involvement in the Kota commander’s murder at Bhilwara. Case has been registered against all the accused for assault, impeding government servants on duty and relevant sections under the Prevention of Damage of Public Property Act. The accused were produced before a court on tuesday late evening which gave them in police remand.

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