Police have arrested three people for their alleged involvement in the attack on the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer. The IAS officer sustained injuries in the attack, but is now out of danger.
Himmatnagar: Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Nitin Sangwan was allegedly held hostage and assaulted by a group of people involved in fishing activities in a village near Dharoi dam in Gujarat’s Sabarkantha district. The police gave this information on Wednesday.
It is suspected that the incident took place due to the detection of alleged irregularities in a fisheries project.
Sabarkantha district superintendent of police (DSP) Vishal Vaghela said Sangwan, who was working as director of fisheries, was on a tour of the village with his subordinates on Monday (March 6) when he was attacked and injured, but is now out of danger.
He said the police have arrested three people for their alleged involvement in the attack on the IAS officer.
“Three people involved in the crime have already been arrested, efforts are on to identify and nab the other accused,” Vaghela said.
The arrested people have been identified as Dilip Parmar, Nilesh Gamar and Vishnu Gamar, residents of Banaskantha district.
According to the FIR (First Information Report), during the visit, the 2016-batch IAS officer was accompanied by DN Patel, a senior officer of the fisheries department of Palanpur, and some junior staff. DN Patel, in his complaint at the Wadali police station, alleged that prime accused Babu Parmar, one of the fishing contractors, started an argument with Sangwan on being signaled.
Babu Parmar, a resident of Kanthapura village in Khedbrahma taluka, suddenly got angry and hit Sangwan near his knees. The FIR states that later four other persons reached the spot and thrashed the IAS officer.
Babu Parmar then called 10 to 12 other men, who came to the spot armed with sticks and held Sangwan and his team hostage until they were forced to write and sign a piece of paper. did not agree and assured that they would not file a police complaint against him after leaving. The FIR further alleged that Babu Parmar and others threatened to throw Sangwan and his team members into the dam.
The Wadali police had registered an FIR against Babu Parmar and his men under various sections of the IPC, including 386 (extortion by putting in fear of death), 147 (rioting), 189 (criminal intimidation) on the basis of a complaint given by Patel. ), causing hurt to public servant), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to public servant), 342 (wrongful confinement) and 353 (assault on public servant).