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Tamil Nadu cops beaten up in UP capital

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Lucknow, Feb 26 (UNI) A police team from Tamil Nadu were allegedly beaten up by kin of an IPS officer in the Uttar Pradesh capital.

The team comprising a DCP rank officer, an ACP, an inspector, two sub-inspectors and two head constables were thrashed and held captive at IPS officer Lakshmi Singh's residence here on Saturday, police said today.

Cops from Anna Nagar in Tamil Nadu had come to Lucknow on Wednesday to investigate an attempt to murder case in which Singh's brother Digvijay was the prime suspect.

Nagaraja, an Anna Nagar businessman, was shot at his residence on February 20.

The TN cops had taken Digvijay for interrogation at the PAC guest house here. During interrogation, Digvijay denied his involvement in the attack on Nagaraja. When inquired if he had any weapon, Digvijay admitted to possessing a licensed revolver.

The cops took Digvijay to his Mahanagar residence and then asked him to produce the relevant documents related to the licensed revolver.

While the cops were engaged in the inquiry, Digvijay's mother Nayantara arrived there along with 20 persons. The people allegedly created hurdles in the probe process and later thrashed the cops.

The IPS officer's kin not only forcibly rescued Digvijay but also allegedly held the TN policemen captive and assaulted them.

The Tamil Nadu police team later contacted DIG (Range) Lucknow Subhash Chandra. On his directive, a case was registered against Nayantara and 20 others at Mahanagar police station.

SSP (Lucknow) Ashutosh Pandey said the Tamil Nadu police had requested him for a vehicle and accommodation for the period of their stay here.

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