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Dhule policeman assault: Police arrest NCP corporator's sons

Mar 30, 2013 01:14 PM IST India India

Mumbai: The police have arrested the two sons of NCP corporator Chandrakant Sonar for allegedly attacking a police inspector in Dhule. The incident took place when the officer tried to stop a fight during Holi celebrations.

Both the sons, Devendra and Bhushan Sonar, have been remanded to police custody till April 2. The accused have been booked under Sections 307, 147, 148, 149, 104, 506, 353, 332. A total of 35 people were named in the FIR out of which four have been arrested.

Assistant Police Inspector Dhananjay Patil was trying to stop a street fight during Holi celebrations. He was hit on his head by a sword and received 30 stitches.

"He (Patil) went there in response to the call and tried to control the situation. The culprits - Devendra and Bhushan - are sons of former Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) corporator Chandrakant Sonar. One of them attacked Patil from behind with a sword," an official from Dhule's Azad Nagar Police Station told reporters.

Patil is attached with the Azad Nagar Police Station. Patil was injured in the sword attack and was admitted to hospital.

(With additional information from PTI)