Thoppumpady cop attacked using helmet during drug raid, two accused in custody

Thoppumpady policeman
L-R: The injured policeman, Aneesh and the accused Rahul and Joseph Sanal.

Two youngsters have been arrested for attacking a policeman during a raid on a drug racket at Thoppumpady here.

Rahul (25), a native of Haripad and Joseph Sanal (20) of Cheriyakadavu were taken into custody for injuring Aneesh, a cop with the Thoppumpady station.

Aneesh was attacked using a helmet and the injury to his head required 12 stiches, said Thoppumpady Circle Inspector Anoop.

On April 24, the Ernakulam City Police had conducted raids at various places. A video from one such raid, in which cops were filmed chasing drug users, had been leaked.

Rahul is accused of attacking the policeman. The cops have claimed that the two accused were under the influence of drugs at the time. Drugs were also seized during the raid.

The police have levelled serious charges on the two. They have been remanded.

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