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Additional OC injured after mob attacks cops with sticks, 18 arrested

Kolkata: Six policemen including an additional Officer-in-Charge were injured after being attacked by a mob at Jyoti Nagar Colony area under Chitpur police station on late Friday night.
The incident took place when a police team was conducting raids to nab some miscreants who took refuge in the area. The incident turned violent when a mob attacked the police personnel with bamboo sticks. A police jeep was also ransacked. Around 18 persons have been arrested in this connection.
The additional Officer-in-Charge of Chitpur police station, Sachin Mondal, received serious head injuries when the locals hit him on his head during a clash that broke out between the police and the residents. Injured policemen have been admitted to a nearby hospital.
It was learnt that a police team headed by the additional OC raided the area on Friday night to nab the culprits who were involved in various criminal activities. When they were carrying out the raid, the locals suddenly became infuriated alleging that there were atrocities on the people in the name of police raids.
The cops were soon overpowered by the mob. A heated altercation broke out between the police and the residents and it soon turned ugly as the latter attacked the cops with bamboo sticks.
Six policemen were injured in the incident.
According to the police, some of the local youths were drinking and hurled abuses targeting the on-duty police officers who entered into the colony area. When they protested against the incident, the miscreants pounced on them.
After being informed a huge police contingent led by the Deputy Commissioner (North) rushed to the spot immediately and brought the situation under control.
A police picket was set up on Friday night in the area due to the prevailing tension. Raids were also conducted on Saturday morning.
When asked about the incident Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told reporters at Nabanna that she did not know about the incident and that the Commissioner of Police will take appropriate action.
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