Kurukshetra, Apr 4 (UNI) Two policemen from Uttar Pradesh were kept hostage by a local trader, whom they had come to arrest in a criminal case.
Kurukshetra police later today rescued both the personnel, sub-inspector of Hathras police, Murad Khan and constable Ram Sunder Yadav, from 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 policemen were taken to the house of Singla by a PCR.
However, Singla raised an alarm to gather his neighbourers who pounced upon the personnel and locked them in a room of singla's house.
The PCR personnel fled from the scene and informed the police control room. The police rushed to the spot and took them 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 police personnel were not carrying proper documents.
The SP tried to contact his counterpart in Hathras but failed.
After that he sent the personnel for medical examination before taking any further action.
Singla had alleged that the policemen had arrived along with some goons. All of them, including the Kurukshetra PCR personnel were under the influence of liquor and tried to forcebly enter his house.
He demanded action against the policemen.
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