Lucknow, Feb 27: Scores of police constables went on a rampage in Mahamaya Nagar district of Hathras on Monday afternoon and injured several senior police officers.
The constables blocked the NH93 highway, damaged vehicles and roughed up commoners and journalists.
A few constables reportedly attacked senior officers when taken to task for gambling outside the room where Electronic Voting Machines(EVMs) were kept in Mayamayanagar district.
Drivers of buses for transportation of EVMs and polling parties were also said to be gambling with the constable. The latter entered into a verbal duel when reprimanded by circle officer of the area Jagat Ram Joshi and additional superintendent of police (ASP) Ashok Shukla.
The situation turned ugly when constables assaulted Joshi and Shukla.
As the news spread, other constables in the area joined their colleagues who confronted with seniors. They denied gambling charges and said that they were only playing cards to pass free time. They alleged that the ASP slapped them first.
However, when their demands were not met, the constables went on rampage and blocked NH 93 which connects Aligarh to Agra, leading to massive traffic jam.
The number of agitating constable is said to be around 500-600.