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One of the several FIRs registered in Haryana’s Nuh, following communal clashes that broke out Monday, recounts how a “mob of thousands” gheraoed a police station in Nuh, with “rioters” pelting stones, opening fire at police and setting several vehicles of the staff on fire. Police staff then fired tear gas shells and retaliatory fire in the air to save their lives, states the FIR.
The FIR, registered at City Nuh police station on the complaint of PSI Suraj of cyber crime police station, states that around 3.30 pm on July 31, he, along with eight other officers, was present at the cyber crime police station when “an aggressive and enraged mob” during the religious procession, “numbering in thousands, suddenly surrounded the police station from all sides and started pelting stones”.
The FIR said the mob was “loudly shouting to burn them alive”. “Meanwhile, ASI Digvijay from Sadar Tauru police station along with a colleague arrived in a government vehicle (Bolero) and came running inside the police station to save their lives, as stone pelting from troublemakers and rioters continued. Rioters drove a yellow bus and rammed it into walls and the main gate of the station. Some rioters climbed the walls and the roof… and using illegal arms, they opened fire directly at police staff,” the FIR stated.
It said the policemen hid behind walls to evade gunfire. “On my order, to disperse the raging mob, constable Pradeep Kumar fired teargas shells… When the rioters continued pelting stones… fellow police officers and I… in self defence and for protection… took arms from the police station armoury and fired in retaliation in the air,” the FIR read.
“I fired 20 rounds from my service pistol… PSI Sudhir fired 20 rounds from his… ASI Suresh fired 10 rounds from a colleague’s service revolver, head constable Surender fired 25 rounds from SLR, constable Raghuvir fired 25 rounds from SLR and constable Shubham fired 15 rounds,” the FIR added.
The FIR further said the rioters vandalised and poured petrol on several private cars of policemen parked outside and inside the premises and set them on fire. One government vehicle was also vandalised, it said.
“The rioters then barged into the police station room and looted 2 coolers, one inverter, a battery, a laptop, and ASI Suresh’s wallet… After that, a lot of police force arrived and the rioters abandoned the bus and ran away before threatening us,” the FIR added.
The FIR was lodged under sections 148, 149, 332, 353, 186, 427, 435, 436, 395 and 397 of Indian Penal Code and relevant sections under The Arms Act at City Nuh police station.
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