An FIR was registered against 150 people for allegedly attacking a police team trying to enforce lockdown in Izatnagar area of Bareilly city, Uttar Pradesh police said on Tuesday. Forty-two people were arrested in this connection, out of which three women were released on bail.
“An FIR was registered against 150 persons on Monday night under relevant sections of IPC for attacking policemen and trying to set ablaze police outpost,” Superintendent of Police, City, Ravindra Kumar said.
Among the accused, 42 were arrested, while three were released on bail, he said. The incident took place in Karampur Chaudhary area in Izzatnagar when two policemen had gone to enforce the lockdown and were attacked.
“When IPS officer Abhishek Varma reached the area with police force to enforce the lockdown, they were attacked, forcing the security personnel to resort to lathicharge,” Kumar said. Varma, who is posted as Circle Officer-3 in Bareilly, sustained injuries during the incident, he said.
Uttar Pradesh has reported 305 cases of coronavirus and three deaths, according to Ministry of Health.