Police files case against Left workers after crowd attacks cops, rescues CPM leader from custody

According to reports, police said a crowd attacked four officers of Kuttiadi police station while they were arresting local CPM leader Ambattu Asokan
Police files case against Left workers after crowd attacks cops, rescues CPM leader from custody

The Kerala Police has registered a case against Left workers after a crowd of over 50 people allegedly attacked four police officers on Sunday night at Kuttiadi in Kozhikode, Kerala.

Police said that the workers were booked under multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) including obstructing a police officer and injuring a police officer on duty.

According to reports, police said a crowd attacked police officers of Kuttiadi police station while they were arresting local CPM leader Ambattu Asokan. Police officers had reached Asokan’s house at Nittoor at around 11 pm on Sunday.

Asokan is accused in a case related to the attempted murder of a BJP worker and the arrest warrant against him is pending since 2016. When police took Asokan into custody, the crowd gathered outside his house, suddenly began pelting stones at the police officers. The crowd rescued the CPM worker from police custody.

Reportedly, a station house officer (SHO) and three officers were injured in the attack. Three were treated for injuries at a nearby hospital while one was admitted. Police said that a police jeep also sustained minor damage.

Kozhikode Rural SP A Sreenivas, under whose jurisdiction the crime occurred, declined to comment on the incident.

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