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Bajrang Dal activists storm police station to free their leader from police custody in Bhopal

Sunday July 16, 2017 11:43 PM, Agencies

Bajrang Dal Madhya Pradesh

Scores of Bajrang Dal activists forcibly made their way into a police station and freed their leader who had been in the custody of police. This incident occurred in Bhopal on Friday late in the night, local media reported Sunday.

According to the reports, despite heavy police presence, the police station staff failed to stop the Bajrang Dal activists who forcibly took away their leader.

The Bajrang Dal leader Kamlesh Thakur was found drinking at a public place in Arera Colony. He allegedly misbehaved with the local policemen and abused them.

The police personnel caught him and brought him to the police station. However, as the news about Thakur's detention spread, a large number of Bajrang Dal workers reached the Habibganj police station and took away their leader from police custody.

The policemen present on the spot couldn't even stop them from taking away Thakur from the police detention and later took out a procession and danced in the streets to celebrate their "victory", the reports said.

It was only after media persons reached the spot and sopke to the top officials that a case was registered against Thakur and Bajrang Dal men for stopping public servant from discharge of duty.

The accused, Kamlesh Thakur who regional co-convener of the Bajrang Dal however is yet to be arrested.

Meanwhile, Bajrang Dal state convener Devi Singh Sondhiya accused the police of lying.

“Kamlesh Thakur is our active worker. Police targeted him maliciously because he raised voice against corruption", he is quoted as saying by media.

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