A 48-year-old police inspector from Bandra-Kurla Complex police station suffered injuries on his face and head after being allegedly assaulted by a gang of eight in Bandra (East) while he was providing security along with other police officials for Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) demolition drive on Thursday. While five have been arrested, others are at large.
According to the BKC police, the incident took place at around 1 pm in Bharat Nagar slum in Bandra. The MMRDA team had reached the spot to carry out a demolition drive against encroachments and a police team from BKC police station was providing security cover to them.
However, a gang of eight persons protested and one of them assaulted police inspector Rajeev Whaval with an iron rod. Whaval suffered four stitches to his head and an injury to his face. Other than him, other police officers too were manhandled, including a lady constable.
He has been admitted to the Guru Nanak hospital and is being treated for his injuries. An FIR has been registered under relevant IPC sections for rioting and assaulting an on-duty public servant. The five accused including three women have been remanded to police custody till December 19 by a magistrate’s court on Friday.