14 VHP, Bajrang Dal activists arrested for clashing with police

Agra (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Around 14 activists belonging to rightwing groups Bajrang Dal, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and other groups were arrested by the police after they ransacked the Sadar Bazar Police Station in Agra’s Fatehpur Sikri.

An FIR has been registered against the accused after they clashed with the police earlier in the day.

The station came under attack by the right wing activists yesterday as they attempted to rescue five of their workers.

A police official was attacked in the incident and his vehicle was set ablaze by a mob.

The five men had been detained after the Bajrang Dal workers gheraoed the police station demanding that an FIR registered against some men, for allegedly attacking members of minority community, be expunged.

The agitators reportedly misbehaved with a senior police officer following which the police used mild force to disperse the crowd.

Five persons were later caught and detained at the police station. They were later sent to the Sadar Bazar Police Station. (ANI)