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25-year-old held for assaulting Metro guard at Andheri station in Mumbai

mumbai Updated: Mar 20, 2017 12:57 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
Andheri Metro

The accused tried to prevent one of the doors from shutting so that he could entre the compartment and did not waste time waiting for the next train. (HT file )

A 28-year-old security guard was allegedly assaulted by a 25-year-old man on Sunday after the latter tried to prevent the door of a Metro train compartment from shutting so that he could enter.

According to Andheri police, the incident occurred around 9.55am when the accused attempted to board a moving Ghatkopar-bound train as he was running late for work. The accused tried to prevent one of the doors from shutting so that he could entre the compartment and did not waste time waiting for the next train.

When security guard Prashant Tikke tried to stop him, as the man’s action would have disrupted the Metro timetable, the accused punched Tikke in the chest. It was here that the other guards overpowered him and later handed him over to the police.

The accused was booked under section 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty) of the Indian Penal code (IPC) and section 68 (obstructing metro railway official in his duties) of the Delhi Metro Railway (Operation And Maintenance) Act, 2002. The accused was produced in a magistrate court and was remanded in judicial custody. He was later granted bail of Rs5,000.

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