Policemen attacked, under-trials freed in UP

UP Police

Lucknow, July 17: Criminals attacked a police van and freed three under-trials after killing two policemen here on Wednesday.

The criminals also took away a police rifle with them.

According to Additional DG (Law and Order) PV Ramashastri, the attack took place near Baniyather in Sambhal district on Wednesday evening.

A total of 24 under-trials were being transported from Chandausi court to Moradabad when a gang of heavily-armed criminals attacked the van near Dhannumal Tiaraha at around 4:30 pm.

The two policemen - identified as Harendra and Brijpal - who were shot were taken to a hospital. But they were declared dead on arrival.

The police have formed several teams to nab the under-trials who have escaped.

News24 Bureau

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