Police team tracking Tabligi Jamaat aides attacked in Bihar, 4 arrested
MADHUBANI: Some policemen, including a circle officer and a police officer, were injured after a crowd allegedly attacked them when uniformed men admonished them for defying the ongoing blockade.
The incident was reported Tuesday night from the Gidarganj village under the Jhanjharpur subdivision in the district.
Police officers had visited a mosque in the village to verify the implementation of the 21-day blockade and to find out if anyone had participated in the Tablighi Jamaat event in the Nizamuddin area of New Delhi.
The stones were thrown at the police when they went to check whether any attendees of the Delhi Tablighi Jamaat event were staying in the mosque, Jhanjharpur journalist Amit Sharan told reporters.
Two vehicles were also damaged in the incident, while the block's development officer and SHO escaped unharmed.
The injured police officers are receiving treatment in a hospital.
A FIR in this regard was housed at the Andharathari Police Station on Wednesday afternoon.
The police team was thrown with stones and the vehicles were damaged. Later the reinforcements arrived at the village and the police resorted to lathi-charge to control the rebel crowd. The situation was well controlled, ”said Madhubani District Magistrate Dr. Nilesh Ramchandra Deore.
Meanwhile, the police detained four people identified as Md Mushtaq, Md Ishmarul, Lal Mohammad and Naseera Khatun on Tuesday night in connection with the case.
Police have launched a massive chase to catch the other defendant, SHO of the Andharathari police station said.
Sources claimed that the FIR names 45 people, including the four detainees and another 200 unnamed people.