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Three youths arrested for assaulting a cop


Mumbai: Police today arrested three youths for allegedly assaulting an on duty 53-year-old policeman in the wee hours.

Akshay Ansurkar (19), Aniket Ansurkar (23) and Santikesh Rathod (18) were arrested for assaulting head-constable Ganpat Chavan, police said.

The incident took place near Sena Bhavan in Dadar at around 2.30 AM today.

The trio had got into an altercation with a taxi driver, and when Chavan, attached with Shivaji nagar police station, intervened, they beat him up, police said.

While the three fled from the spot on bikes after the incident, Chavan, who was taken to Nagpada police hospital, received six stitches near the left eye. He was discharged in the morning.

Police traced the accused with the help of CCTV footage and arrested them under IPC sections 323 (causing hurt) and 353 (assault to deter public servant from his duty).

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