This Article is From Jun 17, 2013

21 Congo youths arrested for thrashing policemen in Punjab

Jalandhar: Twenty one youths from the Republic of Congo, studying at a private university in Jalandhar, were arrested for allegedly attacking police personnel near a bus stand, police said on Sunday.

The youths were produced in a local court which sent them to 14 days judicial custody.

According to police, a team was conducting investigations in a theft case, in which Naveen, a resident of Una district of Himachal Pradesh had lost his baggage at the bus stop Saturday night. The police tried to probe the youths who in turn thrashed them.

"We have sent a copy of the FIR to the Embassy of Congo Democratic Republic in New Delhi and are awaiting their response," Deputy Commissioner of Police, Jalandhar Parminder
Singh Bandhal said.

Police has registered a case against them under IPC sections 382 (Theft after preparation made for causing death, hurt or restraint in order to the committing of the theft), 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 186 (Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) and 160 (Punishment for committing affray).

One of the arrested youths also allegedly attempted to commit suicide on Sunday morning but in vain, the DCP said, adding that he has been booked under IPC section 309 (Attempt to commit suicide).