‘My SI Pleaded With The Mob To Spare Us’: Bijnor Constable Recalls Horror Of Being Shot By Anti-CAA Protesters

‘My SI Pleaded With The Mob To Spare Us’: Bijnor Constable Recalls Horror Of Being Shot By Anti-CAA ProtestersA still from the anti CAB protests turning violent in Seelampur Delhi - Representative Image (Source: Twitter)

A special operations group (SOG) constable who was injured in the violent anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests has revealed his horror when the mob descended on him and his colleagues in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor on Friday (20 December).

As per a Dainik Jagran report, the constable identified as Mohit Sharma suffered a bullet injury at the hands of the violent mob containing thousands of protesters.

The report claims that, armed with stones and weapons, the mob comprising of both the young and the old surrounded the cops with the sole aim of harming them and their assets. The cops armed with sticks thus were sitting ducks for the violent protesters.

Sharma recalls that he and his associates reached the Nahtor village at around 2.30 PM following reports of stone pelting. There he claims he saw a huge mob and in order to contain it, entered small alleys.

There Sharma claims the mob surrounded them and began their merciless assault. Their helpless sub-inspector (SI) Rakesh Kumar even pleaded to the mob to stop hitting his men, and if they want, hit him instead.

During this chaos someone shot Sharma in the stomach and he collapsed. He was rushed to a hospital for treatment. The SI Rakesh Kumar too sustained injuries.

Sharma, who belongs to the 108 battalion is yet to be discharged. He has claimed that had the force being supplied with bullet proof jacket they would have been able to better handle the mob.