Three policeman injured in the morning as villagers allegedly cashed the team away, and two others were injured later in the day when some stones at the officers new Maheshpur police station.
More than a dozen people were injured after villagers clashed with he police in a Jharkhand village close to the Bengal border during Eid celebrations.
after a team arrived in Dangapara reportedly after receiving information that cows were allegedly being slaughtered.
Police imposed section 144 and reported to lathicgarge and firing of tear gas to bring the situation under control, Hindustan time reported.
the police had tried to stop the ritual slaughter and tried to take away the animals, when the villagers resident, they used batons and teargas and then opened fire.
Prohibitory orders banning large gatherings has been declared in the area, Source said the injured villagers seven of them with bullet injuries–have been taken to several hospitals in Bengal to diffuse in the area. A senior police officer area was injured as well , sources said.
Hundreds had gathered for ritual slaughter at Danga Pada village in Pakur district around 11.30 am. Police soon arrived after receiving a tip off that the locals were planning to publicly slaughter cows.
Cow slaughter is banned in Jharkhand and the Centre has banned any public slaughter of animals this Eid.
Police said that, Some Muslims from Bengal had joined the crowd, which then attacked the Maheshpur police station, Reported NDTV.
Pakur deputy commissioner and superintendent of police are comping. deputy inspector general was also sent along with additional forces to bring the situation under control, RK Mallick said.
Officer clarified that it was not an instance of communal violence bu a law and order issue.
Police had to resort to minor lathicharge to sideperse the agitating people form the police station,heavy deployment forces have been made, reported Hindustan Times