UP: Two cops kept hostage by Kurukshetra trader

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Kurukshetra, Apr 4: Two policemen from Uttar Pradesh landed in a soup here when a local trader, whom they had come to arrest in a criminal case, held them captive instead in his house. Kurukshetra police later today rescued the UP cops, sub-inspector of Hathras police, Murad Khan and constable Ram Sunder Yadav, from the captivity of the trader, Gyan Chand Singla.

According to the police, the sub-inspector along with the constable had come here this morning to arrest three traders of the city, Gyan Chand Singla, Sat Pal and Ashok Kumar and had reported to the civil lines police station incharge. The UP cops were taken to the house of Singla by a PCR.

However, Singla raised an alarm to gather his neighbourers who pounced upon the cops and locked them in a room of the house. The PCR cop fled from the scene and informed the police control room. The police rushed to the spot and took the cops in their custody. Hathras Police Sub Inspector Murad Khan told SP AS Dhillon that a criminal case under sections 406 and 420 of the IPC had been registered against the three traders in Hathras by a foodgrains trader on March 25. However, the cops were not carrying proper documents. The SP tried to contact his counterpart in Hathras but failed.

After that he sent the cops for medical examination before taking any further action. Gyan Chand had alleged that the cops had arrived along with some goons. All of them, including the Kurukshetra PCR cop were under the influence of liquor and tried to forcely enter into his house. He demanded action against the cops.


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