Dehri-on-sone (Bihar): Police lodged FIR against 60 unknown policemen for allegedly ransacking shops and assaulting traders in a market here, police said on Wednesday.

After a scuffle with a constable in the market area, a posse of policemen from local police line rushed to the market and ransacked some shops and assaulted some businessmen last evening, Rohtas Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said.

Soon after the incident, angry locals blocked the adjacent road and held demonstration against the administration, he said.

The blockade was lifted after the SP and DM assured them of taking legal action against the erring policemen.