Chase panipuri sellers, police attack with lathi in Karnataka

BENGALURU: Four panipuri vendors were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly snatching a lathi from night patrol policemen the previous night and assaulting them with it so badly that it broke.

Vinod Guru, Divyajyothi Das, Ameer Biswakarma and Ajay Thaman, all residents of Arakere and hailing from Assam, assaulted constables Chandrashekar P, 25, and Siddu Nayaka KN, 28, both attached to Hulimavu police station.

Chandrashekar alleged that he and Siddu were on night patrol on Tuesday night. They found two persons riding a scooter in a suspicious manner around 1am Wednesday. On noticing the policemen, the duo sped away. Cops chased the suspects, who parked the scooter and hid behind a building, where, in fact, they stayed.

“We asked them to show the vehicle documents. Another man came out the building and started abusing us. Later, a few others joined them and attacked us,” Chandrashekar said.

Chandrashekar said he pulled out his baton in self-defence but one of the attackers snatched it and began assaulting him. “I ran for over 100ft. But the miscreant followed me and hit me all over my body till the baton broke. The others chased Siddu and hit him with stones and kicked him,” Chandrashekar said.

The injured cops informed their police station about the attack. Reinforcements were rushed to the spot and the assaulters were detained.

Mob attacks traffic cops

A mob of over 100 people stopped the jeep of Wilson Garden traffic police and assaulted its driver near the Family Court on H Siddaiah Road on Wednesday. A woman traffic police inspector in the jeep, however, was spared. Wilson Garden police detained one of the attackers.

Police said the incident took place around 12.30pm, when a motorcycle rider on the one-way road spotted the police jeep and tried to escape by taking a ‘U’ turn. But he fell on the road and got injured. Locals angry with traffic police for removing illegal commercial establishments, including garages on the stretch, blamed cops for the accident. They dragged out head constable Shivaprasad S from the driver’s seat of the jeep and assaulted him.

Traffic police inspector Hemalatha, who was in the jeep, tried in vain to bring the situation under control, alerted law & order police who rushed to the spot. While most attackers fled, Syed Aneesh Ahmed, 47, of Chamarajpet, was arrested.

Wilson Garden police registered a case against Syed and two associates for instigating the public against police and assaulting a traffic policeman.

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