Denied home-cooked food undertrial attacks policemen

    Thane, Feb 29 (PTI) A 26-year-old undertrial allegedly
attacked a few members of the police escort party after they
did not allow him to have home-cooked food brought by his
family members at a court in Mumbai, an official said on
    The accused, Mohammad Sohal Shaukat Ali, attacked the
policemen inside a police van near a petrol pump in Naupada
area of Thane, when he was being brought back to the Thane
Central Jail after his appearance in Dindoshi court.
    "Ali was taken to the court along with 11 other
undertrials for a court hearing on Friday. After the hearing
got over, one of Ali's relatives tried to give him home-cooked
food outside the court. However, the escort party did not
allow him to have it," Thane police spokesperson Sukhada
Narkar said.
    "Ali got annoyed over this and started abusing the
policemen. When he was being taken to the jail in a police
van, he started arguing with the members of the escort party.
He spit on one policeman and manhandled another one. He also
bit the finger of another policeman," she added.
    Later, he also banged his own head on the window grill
of the van and suffered injuries. He was then rushed to the
civil hospital for medical examination. As he was out of
danger, Ali was taken to the jail later, Narkar said.
    A case has been registered against Ali at Naupada
Police Station under IPC sections 353 (assault or criminal
force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 332
(voluntarily causing hurt to a public servant in the discharge
of his duty), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke
breach of the peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) has been
registered against him. PTI COR

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