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Mob attacks police party during search ops in Kathua village, one accused held

Kathua, Aug 07 : Police on Sunday arrested an accused person for attacking a police party during search operation in Maggar Khad village of Kathua district in view of the forthcoming Independence Day.

In a statement, issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), a police spokesperson said that today a police team of PS Lakhanpur along with SOG party headed by DySP Operation Kathua, Tilak Raj Bhardwaj and SHO PS Lakhanpur Insp. Vijay Kotwal were conducting early morning search in Maggar Khad area in the jurisdiction of PS Lakhanpur in view of the forthcoming Independence Day.

The statement reads that during search a mob of few persons led by one Mohammad Sharif and Shadu—both residents of Maggar Khad along with other persons with criminal intention attacked the police party with lathies, sharp edged weapons and also pelted stones in order to kill and commit murder as they were just performing their legitimate duties.

“Due to which some police personnel got severely injured and in order to disperse the mob, police party fired some warning shots in air for self-defence and thereafter the police team succeeded in detaining one person namely Mohammad Sharif along with sharp edge weapon,” it reads.

It added that a case vide FIR No. 70/2022 U/S 307/353/332//147/149 IPC, 4/25 Arms Act has been registered at PS Lakhanpur and investigation has been taken up, besides search to nab other accused person was going on.

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