Two men had been arrested for their direct involvement in the illegal detainment of on-duty police officers in Bac Son commune, central Ha Tinh province’s Thach Ha district, the district police said on April 13.

Earlier, a criminal case was also launched against the illegal detainment and the causing of public disorder in the commune.

The two arrested men are Bien Xuan Tinh, born in 1975, and Le Xuan Tinh, born in 1987, both residents in Bac Son commune.

The incident happened on April 10, when the police of Ha Tinh province and Thach Ha district carried out an arrest warrant against Truong Van Truong, also a resident in Bac Son, on the charge of causing public disorder. Truong fled out of his house and incited many locals into hindering the police officers from carrying out their duty. Some of them even snatched the warrant and tore it up, then insulted and beat the officers. They later locked up four policemen and went on to the commune’s People’s Committee office and the houses of communal officials, where they damaged properties, broke the window glass at the People’s Committee office, as well as burned down a motorbike and destroyed a television at the home of the commune police head Nguyen Khac Son.

The provincial police had to send the reinforcement to free the detained officers, during which they also encountered violent resistance, with 11 policemen suffering from injuries.

According to the police’s investigation, Truong and four others often threw stones into local officials’ houses and incited others to protest against a project to build a cemetery in Bac Son commune.-VNA