In a shocking incident and a sign of a completely broken down law and order machinery in Uttar Pradesh, supporters of the militant Hindutva outfit Bajrang Dal on Saturday night attacked a police station in Agra to rescue five of its men.
The Bajrang Dal goons also brutally thrashed a cop, who was seen bleeding profusely. The Hindutva militants were protesting against the arrest of five of its supporters. They also burnt a police vehicle.
According to ABP News (watch the video here), the local BJP’s Fatehpur Sikri MLA Udaybhan Singh too was among the protesters.
The Assistant Superintendent of Police, Agra City, Ghule Sushil Chandrabhan told Indian Express that the incident took place after Singh left the spot.
Cops had arrested five Bajrang Dal men on Saturday morning they gheraoed the Fatehpur Sekri police station demanding that an FIR registered against nine Hindu men for allegedly beating up people of a minority community be expunged.
They also demanded FIR be registered against members of minority community instead. While protesting, the Hindutva goons also misbehaved with senior police officers prompting the cops to resort to mild force to disperse the crowd.
They caught five people belonging to the militant Hindutva organisations and detained them at the police station before being shifted to Agra’s Sadar Bazar police station.
Little later in the evening the same day, Bajrang Dal goons attacked Sub-Inspector Santosh Kumar, attached with the Sahganj Police Station, as he made his way back home.