On Cam: Mob Attacks Police Team In Telangana's Khammam Reserve Forest Area; 21 Detained – News18

Curated By: Sanstuti Nath
Last Updated: April 01, 2024, 10:33 IST
Khammam, India
As many as 21 villagers were detained after they clashed with police (Image: X/@tweet_dilipdk)
At least four police personnel, including a Circle Inspector, were injured after their team was attacked by a mob in the Khammam reserve forest area near Chandrapalem village in Sattupalem Mandal in Telangana on Sunday. The police team went to the area to control a law and order situation following a row between groups of two neighbouring villages.
As many as 21 villagers were detained after they clashed with police.
Several videos of the incident went viral on social media that showed villagers chasing police personnel, some in uniform, and others in civilian clothes.
In one of the videos, a mob can be seen dragging a cop, dressed in civilian clothes, from his bike and pummeling him with fists as another cop tries to pull him away.
Tension prevails after, #Tribals #AttackOnPolice in Chandrayapalem forest area in #Sattupalli mandal of #Khammam dist.#Police were reached there to control the clash between 2 tribal groups on the #PoduLands.CI Kiran and 4 constables injured during tribals attack.#Telangana pic.twitter.com/ZwAYJ4WySZ— Dilip Kumar (@tweet_dilipdk) April 1, 2024
Another clip shows the tribals going after the Circle Inspector in civil clothes, even as uniformed cops try to save him.
Police said that a fight broke out between two groups of residents of Buggapadu and Chandrayapalem villages over a group’s alleged encroachment of forest land.
Police and forest officials soon reached the spot and negotiated with the villagers, after which one group left.
But the other allegedly attacked the police resulting in injuries to some personnel, a senior official said.
The official alleged that police personnel were pushed aside and some were allegedly hit with sticks by the villagers. As many as four personnel were injured, Circle Inspector.
The situation is now under control, an official said, adding that 21 villagers picked up by them will be booked under stringent sections.
Further investigation is also underway.
(With PTI Inputs)


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