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UP sub-inspector among 3 policemen booked, suspended for ‘assaulting’ RSS pracharak in Mathura

'Attempt to murder' FIR registered against three policemen on complaint filed by RSS pracharak Manoj Kumar in Mathura. Police also probing reports of 'retaliatory' assault on some policemen.

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Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Police Sunday suspended three police personnel, including a sub-inspector and two constables, for allegedly misbehaving with and assaulting RSS district pracharak Manoj Kumar in Mathura.

An FIR on charges of attempt to murder was registered against Sub-Inspector P.K. Upadhyay and Constable Amit Kumar Saturday on a complaint filed by Kumar. The name of the second constable who has been suspended is not yet known.

Several videos of the alleged incident went viral Saturday morning. In one of the clips, purported BJP and RSS members in Mathura are seen thrashing some police personnel who allegedly misbehaved with Kumar. According to sources in police, the incident took place in the Kumbh region of Mathura.

Mathura Senior Superintendent of Police Gaurav Grover told ThePrint, “We have set up an inquiry after receiving some viral videos of the purported incident. We will also take action against those who thrashed police personnel. As of now, three police personnel, including one sub-inspector and two constables, have been suspended for misbehaving with and assaulting Kumar under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC.”

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Videos of incident went viral

In one of the purported videos, some youths are seen entering into an altercation with two or three policemen. One of them is then seen hitting a policeman with a helmet.

Another video shows some women arguing with police personnel, and one of them purportedly trying to hit a policeman with a pair of slippers.

As information about the alleged assault spread in Mathura city, BJP and RSS workers gathered at several places in protest Saturday. Clashes were also reported to have taken place between police personnel and BJP workers at many places. Police then resorted to lathi charge, in which a BJP worker was injured.

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