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Army personnel vandalise police station after being caught consuming alcohol in a public place in MP

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 4:23 IST

Angry over fellow army men being beaten up by a police officer for consuming alcohol in a public place, over 200 army personnel vandalised the Vijay Nagar police station in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh.

Around 200 army personnel in plainclothes arrived from Mhow on bikes and cars and attacked the Vijay Nagar police station. They went on a rampage and destroyed everything, including tables, computer and printer at the station.

Vehicles parked at the police station were also targeted and wrecked. Not only this, the personnel took away the CCTV digital video recorders (DVRs) from the premises.

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Photo: Patrika

The army officials then manhandled officers on duty. Six cops, including a woman officer, were injured in the incident, said a police official.

The army personnel fled the scene immediately after the 30-minute rampage, allegedly threatening the police of dire consequences if any case was registered against them.

The entire incident was triggered after an altercation between a senior police official and an army man over drinking alcohol at a public place late on 9 September.

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Photo: Patrika

According to Superintendent of Police (East) OP Tripathi, three army men were standing near BCM heights and had alcohol bottles in their car. A PCR van arrived at the spot and asked them to not drink at a public place, which led to a quarrel.

Following the incident, Col J D Kaul of the Army War College along with Maj Vibhu Sharma reached the police station. A report will soon be submitted to the station commander, Mhow.

First published: 10 September 2015, 3:58 IST
 
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