New Delhi, Dec 22: At least nine policemen were injured here when they were attacked by residents of a locality where they raided a house because a sex racket was allegedly being run from there, police said on Monday.
Police detained some people for rioting, Deputy Commissioner of Police Vikramjit Singh told IANS.
The injured policemen were admitted to hospital, where they are said to be now out of danger.
Police said the residents pelted stones when a police team came to conduct searches at the house in west Delhi's Narela area Sunday night.
"The team was led by station house officer Ghulam Sabbir. Nine policemen, including Sabbir, were injured when the residents pelted stones at them," Vikramjit Singh told IANS.
"The residents also vandalised five police vehicles. Some people have been detained for rioting," he said.
Another official told IANS that the raid was conducted after a call was received from the locality that a sex racket was being run from a house.
"When the team reached spot, a few youngsters were found inside the house but the sex trade is yet to be ascertained," the officer said.
Meanwhile, the residents alleged that police were promoting sex racket in the area.