A mob,comprising men from Haryana villages,Thursday attacked police near the Haryana-UP border to free alleged sand mafias arrested by them and tried to crush the officials under a tractor,leaving six policemen injured,officials said.
The mob managed to free the arrested persons after attacking a team of UP revenue and police officials at Chotra village in Shamli district last night,police said.
Jhinjhana Police Station SHO B P Yadav has sustained head injuries in the incident and his condition is stated to be serious,they said,adding that the injured have been admitted to a hospital.
The mob took away three police vehicles and an AK-47 rifle,which were later recovered,Deputy Superintendent of Police C P Singh said.
The mob attacked the officials with sticks and stones and also tried to mow them down under a tractor,police said. Senior police officers have rushed to the spot with reinforcements and security has been beefed up,they said.
The injured include Naib Tehsildar D K Pandey and constables Braham Singh,Ravinder and Naran Singh,he said. Six persons Islam,Sajim,Anwar,Israil and Nazim,all hailing from Haryana have been arrested in this connection,police said.