10 cops injured in attack by kin of absconding accused in Madhya Pradesh

Relatives of  Sitaram Gurjar, who had escaped from police custody, opened fired and pelted stones at security peronnel who had gone to nab him in his native based on tip off.

Published: 12th February 2018 04:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th February 2018 04:22 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

DEWAS: Ten policemen were injured in an attack by the relatives of a man whom they had gone to nab after he escaped from custody, an official said today.

Sitaram Gurjar (23), who was in police custody in connection with a theft case, escaped with his handcuffs on from the Tonk Khurd police station in the district yesterday.

However, when a police team went to his native village Chandgarh to nab him on the basis of a tip-off, his relatives opened fire and pelted the security personnel with stones, injuring 10 of them, Tonk Khurd police station in-charge J G Choukse said.

One of the policemen, who sustained serious injuries in the incident, was rushed to a hospital in Indore for treatment, he said.

A case under relevant sections for attempt to murder and preventing policemen from discharging their duty was registered against 20 people, though no one was arrested so far, the official said.

The police have also launched a search for Gurjar, he added.

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