Two men throw lit firecrackers in ATS office in Mumbai, arrested

he ATS officials, who were in the office premises, were frightened and called the cops.
Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2017 12:30 PM IST

Two men were arrested for allegedly throwing fire crackers inside Anti-Terrorism Squad’s Nagpada headquarter on Saturday. The ATS officials, who were in the office premises, were frightened and called the cops.

A team attached with the Nagpada police station was instantly dispatched to the spot and the three were held.

The accused were identified as Hannan Yusuf Shaikh, 23, and Sayyed Kaffilur Rehman, 22, who are of residents of Agripada. The police have also seized their bike.

The accused are residents of Nagpada and the police are verifying if they have any criminal history. The police said that the incident took place on Saturday around 3am. 

An officer from the Nagpada police station said, “The duo lit the firecrackers and then threw them inside the ATS office. The fire crackers bursted inside the headquarters, in front of the ATS officials, and that scared them. A case has been registered.” 

“The two men crossed their limits. They had fun at the expense of government officials,” said another officer. 

Senior police inspector Sanjay Baswant from Nagpada police station said, “We have booked the case and are investigating matter further.” 

The accused have been booked under sections 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others), 435 (mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to cause damage) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC.

They were produced in court on Saturday and were remanded to judicial custody.

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