Five police personnel sustained injuries after they were attacked by suspected liquor smugglers in the Mandrapali village of Bihar’s Siwan district on Sunday, officials said.
As per official reports, the police had arrived to arrest Satyendra Yadav alias Chotan Yadav, an infamous history-sheeter when they came under attack.
The officials also informed that Yadav’s family initiated the attack as soon as officials reached the spot. The police personnel were pelted with bricks and stones.
The women of the family were also involved in the heinous attack, the officials said.
“Yadav and his family members attacked the police with sticks, bricks and stones. Five policemen were injured in the incident. The police vehicle (jeep) was also damaged in the attack. We had reached to arrest Satyendra Yadav, who is involved in three cases,” said SHO Dadan Singh.
As per reports, it’s not the first attack on the police, the area is infamously known for its liquor mafia. Bihar is a dry state which has banned liquor.
SHO Dadan Singh, constable Sanjeev Kumar, Havildar Sunil Kumar, and driver Krishna Paswan are among those injured and are undergoing treatment in a local hospital.
Earlier on September 7, some miscreants opened fire on a police patrolling team in Siwan which resulted in the death of a constable and left one villager injured.
Constable Balmiki Yadav was taken to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead.
Rajesh Kumar, Sub Inspector, Siwan told ANI that the incident took place when a police party was returning after conducting a raid. Three to four people were sitting at a turn on a road and they opened fire when the policemen enquired about their wherabouts.
Sub Inspector Kumar told .
In the shootout, a villager was also shot, and has been admitted to the Siwan Sadar Hospital and is undergoing treatment.
Patrolling team of Siswan police station was coming back from patrolling when they were allegedly shot by four unidentified persons.
The identity of the fourth accused is still being investigated. (ANI)