Five cops injured in mob attack during anti-encroachment drive in Kathua

JAMMU — At least five police personnel, including a deputy superintendent of police, were injured on Saturday after allegedly being attacked by a mob protesting against an anti-encroachment drive in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, officials said.

A drive was launched in the Nagri area of Hiranagar to demolish an illegal place of worship that was resisted by a group of locals, the officials said.

They turned violent and attacked the police, injuring five personnel, including a deputy superintendent.

Reinforcements have been rushed to the area to restore law and order, the officials said. — (PTI)