Police fire in the air in R.T. Nagar

A injured man being taken to hospital, in Bangalore on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: — Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Staff Reporter

Mob throws stones on police personnel

Bangalore: The police fired in the air at Chamundinagar in R.T. Nagar police station limits on Saturday when a mob rained stones on them while they were investigating a complaint of illegal transportation of cows to a slaughterhouse.

Six people, including five police personnel, were injured.

Santhosh, Gururaj and Nagaiah, all attached to the R.T. Nagar police station, are being treated at the Bowring Hospital. Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari said the police were compelled to fire in the air to prevent the situation from getting out of hand.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Syed Ulfath Hussain told The Hindu that the police station received a complaint from the Prani Daya Sangha stating that some persons were illegally transporting cows in Chamundinagar.

Mr. Hussain said some persons began throwing stones at the police personnel who went to Chamundinagar to verify the complaint.

The police initially used canes to disperse the mob which gathered there around 6.30 p.m., but were later forced to open fire in the air to bring the situation under control.

They are on the lookout for those who indulged in the stone throwing.

The situation remains tense and additional police forces have been deployed in the locality.