Five including one woman arrested for attacking police

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Balurghat: Five persons including a woman were arrested for assaulting government officials and ransacking government vehicles by the Balurghat police station. The accused persons were arrested from Kanjialshi area’s Vatra village.

Policemen had conducted a raid on Tuesday night at the village to close down illegal liquor outlet in the area. During the raid the policemen were allegedly beaten up by the villagers who were present at the spot as a result of which three policemen were injured.

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Apart from assaulting the policemen, the violent mob also ransacked the police jeep. District Police Superintendent Sashiram Jhajharia said that police raided the spot acing on a tip off. The owner of the outlet and some villagers obstructed police from carrying out their work and assaulted them.

Three policemen including the driver of the police jeep was injured in the attack. Police is conducting a search to nab the other accused.

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