Thane jail inmate assaults cop
THANE: A 35-year-old inmate of Thane central jail assaulted a police inspector when he was about to be taken to a sessions court in Mumbai on Thursday.
Shivnarayan Shetty was arrested last year for robbery.
Around 10.30am on Thursday, Shetty was brought outside the jail and told to get in to a police van. A Bhiwandi police officer was about to handcuff him but he did not allow him to. “He argued with the police officer. When the police officer tried to hold his hands, Shetty pushed him away and abused him,” said M Dharmadhikari, senior police inspector from Thanenagar police station. He also assaulted the other policemen who tried to intervene.
Shetty was then taken to jail and a case has been lodged with the Thanenagar police station. He was charged under sections of Indian Penal Code.