PSI Draws Pistol for Self-defense, Gets Assaulted – SP Annamalai Clarifies

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PSI Draws Pistol for Self-defense, Gets Assaulted by Villagers

Chikkamagaluru: A police Sub-Inspector was allegedly assaulted following a car accident in Chikkamagaluru. Police have arrested 7 persons including Nataraj, Chethan, and Sashi.

Sub-Inspector Gaviraj was travelling in a car for investigation of a theft case. Gaviraj’s car rammed into a car belonging to Natraj. There was an argument between sub-Inspector Gaviraj and Natraj leading to a war of words between them. In the meanwhile seeing the villagers surround Gaviraj took out his service revolver which was in his possession for self-defense. The villagers enraged by his action allegedly assaulted him.

The villagers soon blocked the road and demanded the District Superintendent of Police to come to the spot. It is learnt that two persons protected the PSI and his colleagues during the incident.

Chikkamagaluru SP Annamalai K immediately visited the spot and arrested the accused initiating a search operation, as the accused had managed to escape from the spot.

SP Annamalai K in his statement said that the action has been initiated against 7 persons for assaulting the PSI, he also said that the PSI with his 2 colleagues was on a theft case investigation while the 7 persons assaulted him when his car rammed into the car belonging to Nataraj.

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