Tribune News Service
Muktsar, December 24. The youths accused of eve-teasing a woman constable and manhandling her male colleagues, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), at Mallan village in Gidderbaha assembly constituency yesterday, allegedly attacked a police party with sharp-edged weapons today.
The police claimed that ASI Ram Singh, whose turban was tossed in the air yesterday, again sustained minor injuries today when he along with other policemen had gone to arrest the accused from a dera near Bhalaiana village in the district.
The police also claimed that three out of six accused who were nabbed today had even tried to flee by jumping out of a moving police vehicle. They also sustained multiple fractures on their wrists and hands.
Senior Superintendent of Police Surjeet Singh said, “Following a tip-off, we arrested all the six accused today. But in the process, they again attacked policemen, two of whom sustained minor injuries.”
However, relatives of the arrested accused alleged that the police had concocted the story. They even assembled outside the Kotbhai police station. They claimed that the police had arrested the accused last night and one of the youths, Sherbaj Singh, a kabaddi player, was not even involved in the crime.