Irani gang attacks Bengaluru cops with bottles | Hubballi News – Times of India


DHARWAD: High drama unfolded near Hanuman temple on Line Bazaar Road here on Thursday, when members of the notorious Irani gang based in Dharwad, attacked Bengaluru police, who were in the city to nab six of the gang members wanted in theft cases.
Two policemen sustained head injuries after five persons of the gang hit them with beer bottles and fled. The sixth, Bilal, tried to attack police but was overpowered and arrested. While he was being taken in a jeep, Bilal tried to injure himself by piercing a bottle into his chest, but cops managed to stop him.
A team of four policemen from Vijayanagar station in Bengaluru had arrived in Dharwad to catch the gang members in connection with several theft cases reported in Kamakshipalya and Magadi Road. Tracking their mobile numbers, the team came near Hanuman temple where all six of them were found sitting in a tea shop. When police tried to arrest them, they retaliated.
It is learnt that the Bengaluru team had not sought the help of local police. The two injured policemen are undergoing treatment at a hospital in Hubballi.
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