Garhwa (Jharkhand) [India], June 28 (ANI): Three policemen, who were abducted from the residence of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Karia Munda, have been rescued on Friday. Also Read - Monsoon Session Day 2: Lok Sabha Passes Essential Commodities Bill to Raise Farmer Income, Boost Agri Sector | Highlights

The three policemen were posted at the BJP MP’s residence. Also Read - 'Jammu And Kashmir to Reopen For Tourism Soon', Says J&K Administration

Initial investigation suggested that supporters of ‘Pathalgarhi’, a movement to declare certain geographical areas as self-governed by putting up stones, were responsible for the abduction on Tuesday. Also Read - COVID-19: Centre Announces Guidelines For Unlock 2, Lockdown Till July 31 in Containment Zones

On receiving the information of ‘Pathalgarhi’ at Anigara, Khunti Superintendent of Police Ashwani Sinha reached the spot with more than 400 police to stop the movement.

“An ambush was laid by the Naxalites, in which 6 police of jaguar force were killed and 400 injured. Related search operations are going on by the police,” said Sinha.

Although the police tried to convince the villagers in a peaceful manner to return to their own villages and cancel this program, hundreds of them surrounded the police and cornered them on all four sides.

This led to a lathi-charge by the police, after which several villagers and policeman sustained injuries. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.