Maha: Man booked for assaulting lady cop on lockdown duty

Thane: A case was registered against a man for allegedly assaulting a lady police personnel who was on bandobast duty at Kalyan taluka in Maharashtra’s Thane district amid the COVID-19 lockdown, police said on Friday.

A lady police naik, who was posted for bandobast duty at Mharal village, spotted the accused Nishant Deshmukh driving a car in a rash manner, an official said.

When the official intercepted the vehicle, the accused abused and manhandled her, during which she sustained injuries, he said.

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The accused was charged under sections 353 (assaulting a public servant) and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and no arrest has been made in the case so far, he said.

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