Weeks after eight policemen were found dead in an attack by gangster Vikas Dubey in Kanpur, a team of Special Operation Group of UP police were attacked by another gangster and his associates. A special operations group (SOG) team of the Uttar Pradesh Police was attacked by some persons when it had gone to arrest a man wanted in a murder case here, police said on Sunday.
Rounds fired, accused escaped!
The incident took place Saturday evening when the team tried to apprehend one Shahid, a resident of Sarai Kaaji locality in the Kotwali Nagar area, wanted in a murder case, they said. As soon as the accused, his brothers and some four-five men saw the police, they started fleeing. When policemen tried to stop them, they attacked them with bricks and stones, Superintendent of Police (City) Atul Kumar Srivastava said. The policemen had to fire some rounds: in the air in self defence, he said. Shahid jumped into the Kali river and escaped, Mr Srivastava said.
An FIR has been registered against several people for attacking the policemen and obstructing them to carry on their work, he said. The officer said the raids are being conducted to arrest the accused.