A 33-year-old driver was arrested for attacking an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of police in Bobbanapally near Bhimavaram of Andhra when he came to resolve a dispute in the paddy fields. According to reports, the accused was identified as Ajay Kumar. "Kumar attacked the ASI as well as another person Kishore over a small issue with regard to his land," a police officer told IANS.
Bobbanapally is about 15 km east of Bhimavaram in West Godavari district.
On receiving the call about the dispute, the ASI, P Parthasaradhi and a constable went to the village to enquire about it on Sunday. However, according to police, an argument ensured and the ASI was attacked by Ajay Kumar with a knife even as he was trying to control the situation. Along with the ASI, the complainant CH Gopi was also injured in the incident.
"The ASI sustained serious injuries and is bedridden now in Bhimavaram government hospital. Kumar attacked the police officer on his head with a knife," said the official.
On Monday afternoon, Bhimavaram I town circle inspector arrested Kumar and put him in Veeravasaram police station lockup to present him in court on Tuesday.
He was arrested under IPC Sections 333 and 307. Though Kumar was wrongly identified as an armed forces man from the military, the official clarified that he was a driver.
The ASI, who is being treated at Bhimavaram government hospital, is said to be critical.
West Godavari Superintendent of Police K Narayana Naik visited the ASI at the hospital. District SP has instructed the officials to arrest all the persons who were involved in the incident.
The Director General of Police (DGP) Gowtham Sawang, reacting to the incident, instructed the police officials to provide required medical care to the injured ASI.
The DGP is said to have sought a report from the officials on the incident and directed the officials to take action against all the persons involved.
(With Inputs from IANS)