Maharashtra: Man held for manhandling cops in Thane

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Thane, Feb 2 (PTI) A 30-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly abusing and manhandling two policemen in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said on Tuesday.

The incident took place on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday in Shivaji Chowk area of Bhiwandi town.

The police received a complaint that a man was beating up his wife and creating nuisance in the locality, an official from Narpoli police station said.

When two personnel from the Narpoli police station went there to enquire about the issue, the man allegedly abused and hit them, he said.

The accused was arrested on Monday and booked under Indian Penal Code Sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), the official said. PTI COR GK GK