Punjab cops made hostage by Himachal villagers

A team of Punjab cops were made hostage by the villagers in the Indora area of Kangra district in Himachal. The cops were let off by the villagers after the intervention of the Himachal Police. The teams of the Punjab police had raided the village to arrest an accused in a case without informing the state police.SP Vimukt Ranjan said that the information was received at a police station after the Punjab police cops were in the captivity of the villagers. “Punjab police raided in the Channi village of Kangra district late Monday without the information about their move,” he said.Intervention of the Himachal Police helped in the release of the Punjab cops.Further inquiries revealed, it was on a tip-off that the team of Punjab police had arrived in the village to arrest the accused when the villagers kept the cops hostage.

The Punjab police, as per the sources, had succeeded to arrest the accused but the arms were taken away by the villagers.
The Channi village belongs to the Sansi tribe people. It is also known as the hub of the drug rackets in the region. The village is located on the borders of Himachal and Punjab. The accused persons often take benefit of borders they use to fled to other side whenever such raids takes place.

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