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7 personnel injured as mob attacks police station in Rajasthan

They threw stones, vandalised police jeeps in a bid to get an accused released

At least seven police personnel, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector, were injured and several vehicles damaged after a mob pelted stones at a police station in a failed attempt to release an accused from custody in neighbouring Baran district.

The incident took place late on Friday night as the 200-strong mob vandalised police jeeps among other vehicles in the premises.

Earlier that evening, a local community leader Imtiyaz Maulana was arrested from his home in Baran city as he was wanted in a criminal case lodged by a man about a month ago.

Maulana was booked under Sections 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) and 452 (house-trespass) of the Indian Penal Code for entering the victim’s house and beating him up over an issue.

Around 10 p.m., the mob stormed into Baran City police station to free the accused and pelted stones and damaged police jeeps, Baran City police station Circle Inspector Ramkishan Verma said. However, the accused was not there and had already been moved to another police station in the district, the CI added.

At least seven police personnel, including an ASI, sustained injuries in the attack and were discharged from hospital after being treated, Mr. Verma said.

The police have booked 50 identified people and around 200 unnamed others under relevant sections of IPC and other Acts.

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