Bihar: Cops on prohibition duty heckled by women; forced to take off uniform, socks

However, this is not the first time that Bihar police is facing backlash from the public or locals involved in illicit liquor trade. There have been 12 such incidents in the past 5 months.

PATNA | Updated: 26 January, 2023 6:01 pm IST

The sleuths of Bihar’s prohibition police team were at the receiving end during an operation against illicit liquor in Patna. The incident took place on Wednesday when a group of women heckled, and strip-searched the police personnel on suspicion of theft while carrying search in their households in Bihta area of Patna.

According to reports, people fled their households when prohibition police reached the spot. Women suspected that the police stole their valuable items while carrying out the search inside their household, following which an angry group of women checked the police, and strip-searched them. They removed their shoes, shirts and socks to look for the stolen items, and demanded they return the stolen items.

Bihta SHO Sanovar Khan said that concerned senior authorities have been apprised of the incident and the matter is under investigation.

However, this is not the first time that Bihar police is facing backlash from the public or locals involved in illicit liquor trade. There have been 12 such incidents in the past 5 months.

January 25: Women thrash police team carrying out raid in Patna

January 24: Police had to use firing to save their lives when stones were pelted, firing had to be done to save lives, again in Patna

January 17: Liquor mafia attacked excise department team in Muzaffarpur killing one constable.

January 14: A police vehicle was attacked by a mob of locals in Farbisganj of Araria district who also tried to steal their weapons. The mob successfully freed a criminal from the custody of police.

January 13: In Patna, police caught a mason and a laborer engaged in an illegal construction after which the local women attacked police and rescued both of them.

January 10: In Buxar’s Chausa, a police team was attacked by local people during a raid injuring several policemen. Local people were also injured in retaliatory action by police.

December 26: There was a deadly attack on the police team that had gone to arrest liquor traders in Samastipur injuring two policemen.

December 17: A police team on the way to arrest two criminals in Chhapra’s Mufassil area were attacked by locals.

December 2: A police team from Vaishali reached Samastipur to raid liquor mafia when they were attacked. A weapon was snatched from the possession of a police personnel and injured police personnel.

November 18: A police team was attacked while checking vehicles in Hajipur, injuring four policemen.

November 10: An attack on a police team in Banka injured two personnel. Their service revolver and mobile phones were also looted by miscreants.

September 18: An attack on a police team in Katihar, resulting in injury to seven policemen.

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