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Attack on police station: seven more arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Seven more people were arrested today in connection with the attack on a police station in suburban Trombay yesterday.

A mob vandalised a police station in Trombay area in the wee hours yesterday, after the police arrested a person for 'hurting religious sentiments' through a post the previous night.

The mob wanted the police to hand him over to it. In a fit of rage, it attacked the police station and torched some police vehicles.

Police arrested 17 persons for rioting.

Today another seven persons who were allegedly part of the mob were arrested, a senior police official said here.

They were produced before a which sent them in police custody till March 24.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 22:32 IST