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Miscreants pelt stones at cops during check in UP’s Badaun, 6 held

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A mob pelted stones at the police during a clash that broke out after cops stopped a biker for checking during patrolling in Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun district on Friday.

Badaun,UPDATED: Dec 10, 2022 16:35 IST

A clash broke out between a mob and cops in UP’s Badaun. (Photo: India Today)

By India Today Web Desk: Tension prevailed in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh after a mob pelted stones at the police during patrolling in Kakrala town in Alapur police station area on Friday. A dozen policemen were injured in the clash while six miscreants have been arrested in connection with the case.

According to police sources, yesterday at 7 pm, CO Dataganj Alapur and police station president, Sanjeev Shukla, along with his police team were patrolling and conducting vehicle checks.

The altercation took place when police stopped a biker for checking. The latter protested and called other people, following which a clash broke out between the police and the crowd. The mob started pelting stones on the cops.

Trying to control the situation, police resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the raging crowd. Several people, including policemen, were injured in the clash.

Senior officials, including the SSP, reached the spot to investigate the incident.

SSP OP Singh said, “More than a dozen policemen have been injured in this incident and many police vehicles have been damaged by the miscreants. So far, 6 people have been detained in the case.”

Efforts are on to trace the other accused. A case has been registered against 28 named and 300 unknown people in connection with the riots in Kakrala town, Singh added.

(With inputs from Ankur Chaturvedi)

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