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3 men on bike beat decorated Army officer on Mumbai footpath

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A decorated of the Indian Army, who had repulsed terrorists in and Kashmir, faced hooliganism on the streets of when he was allegedly assaulted by three young men riding a motorcycle on a footpath in suburban last week, police said Monday.

The trio were arrested later.

Sadly, no member of public intervened when Anup Joseph Manjali (36), a Kirti Chakra awardee Lieutenant Colonel, was beaten up by the trio following an argument.

The incident occurred on the night of January 5 in (west) when Lt Manjali, who was in civil dress, was waiting for his mother on a footpath, a said.

He said a man drove his motorcycle on the footpath and asked Lt Manjali to move out of way, following which an argument broke out between them.

Soon one of the two men riding pillion pushed Lt Manjali while another started hitting the on his head and face with a helmet, the said, adding that the motorcycle rider also joined them in the attack.

The said the Lt. Colonel didn't fight back.

"The trio left Manjali following intervention by his mother," he said.

The injured was taken to hospital where doctors found that one of his shoulders got dislocated, he said.

After a case was registered on January 6 under various sections of the IPC and Motor Vehicle Act, police traced the three men and arrested them.

The officer had gunned down three terrorists in and Kashmir in 2012 when he was posted with the Rashtriya Rifles, the official said.

The Lt Colonel is currently attached with the 12 regiment, he said, adding that he is recuperating.

Kirti Chakra is the second in order of precedence of peacetime gallantry awards given for valour, courageous action or self-sacrifice away from the field of battle.

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First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 22:50 IST