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Cab driver, his two children held for manhandling policeman

Press Trust of India  |  Thane (Maha) 

A cab and his two children, including his daughter, were arrested here for allegedly manhandling a police inspector, an said on Friday.

The accused were identified as (50), his son (22) and daughter (23), police said.

Bahadur Prasad, an Ola cab driver, had picked up a passenger from and dropped him in Thane on the night of November 21, the said.

"But when he asked the passenger to pay the fare, the latter accused him of overcharging and allegedly started abusing and beating up him," he said.

After a heated exchange, the took the passenger to station and lodged a complaint against him. The police asked both of them to return in the morning, the added.

"As instructed by the police, both the parties went to the police station on Wednesday morning. Shortly before noon, when (crime) was discussing the case with the driver, his son and daughter, who were also present there, started interrupting him and talking loudly," police said.

"The asked them to remain calm and sit by the side and allow him to complete his work. However, this annoyed them and they started abusing Dhumal," police said adding that even pulled him by his uniform.

lodged a complaint against the trio and they were booked under IPC sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and others.

They were arrested on Wednesday and later produced in a local court, which remanded them in judicial custody, police said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, November 23 2018. 13:15 IST
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