Abducted policemen released by 'Patthalgadi' supporters

Police confirmed that all of them reached Torpa Police Station in Khunti early in the morning on Friday after their release.

Published: 29th June 2018 12:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th June 2018 12:36 PM   |  A+A-

A representational image of policemen. (File Photo| PTI)

Express News Service

RANCHI: The three house guards, abducted by 'Patthalgadi' supporters from the residence of BJP MP Karia Munda from his village in Khunti on Tuesday, were finally released on Friday morning and are said to be safe.

Police confirmed that all of them reached Torpa Police Station in Khunti early in the morning on Friday after their release. "They were released today in the morning and have reached Torpa Police Station in Khunti," said ADG Operations and Jharkhand Police Spokesperson RK Mallick.

He, however, disclosed that four policemen were abducted on Tuesday without disclosing his name. The three policemen - Subodh Kujoor, Vinod Kerketta and Suyon Surin, deputed at the residence of MP Karia Munda in Khunti, were abducted by Patthalgadi supporters after Police lathicharged on them while they were performing 'Patthalgadi' at Baridih village on Tuesday.

An intensive search operation was launched on Wednesday involving more than 1000 personnel at Ghaghra village of Khunti during which each and every house in the village was searched to find out the abducted policemen.

Police also had to apply Lathi charge and tear gas after being intercepted by 'Patthalgadi' supporters, leaving one dead and over a dozen of them injured.

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