In a late-night confrontation in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district, a police team searching for gamblers faced a violent attack, resulting in injuries to at least four police personnel, including a sub-inspector. The assailants, allegedly led by the son of a local village head, engaged in stone pelting, leaving the police vehicle damaged.
The incident unfolded at Kasawa Tola of Baraka Gaon Dakshini Panchayat, falling under the jurisdiction of Karja police station, around 1:30 am on Saturday, based on a tip-off about gambling activities.
Confirming the incident, Kumar Chandan, Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Saraiya, stated, “Four police personnel were injured in the attack, and a police vehicle was damaged.”
The injured officers have been identified as Sub Inspector Narendra Kumar, along with constables Bidaram, Brajesh Kumar, and Pankaj Kumar. The attack occurred during a police operation targeting the illegal gambling activities in the area.
Rakesh Kumar, Station House Officer (SHO) of Karja police station, mentioned, “No arrest has been made as yet. Raids are on to apprehend the attackers.”
This clash highlights the challenges faced by law enforcement in addressing illicit activities and the brazen resistance encountered when attempting to curb such practices. As investigations continue, it raises questions about the safety and security of police personnel engaged in enforcing the law in the face of organized resistance from those involved in illegal activities.