Locals hurl stones at police enforcing lockdown; cop injured

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Locals hurl stones at police enforcing lockdown; cop injured
Surat, Apr 28 () A policeman was injured when somelocals allegedly threw stones at the security personnel whowere trying to enforce lockdown in an area of Gujarat's Suratcity on Tuesday morning, an official said.

Five persons were detained for the attack on thepolicemen, Surat's Deputy Commissioner of Police R P Barotsaid.

Some locals got angry after a PCR (police controlroom) van reached a locality in Dindoli area to enforce thelockdown in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, he said.

"We a sent a PCR van in the area after coming to knowthat people were roaming around and not adhering to thelockdown norms. When the police asked locals to stay indoors,some of them got angry and started throwing stones at thepolicemen," Barot said.

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A police personnel received injuries in the incident,he said.

Five locals were detained, he said, adding thatadditional force was sent to the area and the situation wasbrought under control. COR PJT PDGK GK
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