Mumbai crime: Local goon manhandles constable at police station

Chandrakant Gaikwad was picked up for harassing a 14-year-old girl. But instead of pleading innocence, he and his three accomplices attacked a cop at Navghar police station

A local goon and his accomplices manhandled a constable at Navghar police station in Mulund yesterday. The main accused, Chandrakant Gaikwad, was picked up on Saturday afternoon for harassing a 14-year-old girl.

After the 24-year-old was brought to the police station, his brothers Dadasaheb and Ashok and his friend, Manish, rushed to the spot and threatened the complainant of dire consequences if she didn’t withdraw her complaint.

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An officer from Navghar police station said, on condition of anonymity, “The accused was following the girl since a week and used to pass lewd comments on her. After the complainant approached us on Saturday, we picked up Gaikwad. But his brothers followed him to the police station.

They started threatening the cops and even manhandled a constable, Manoj Kamble.” Gaikwad also damaged some property by breaking the glass of a cupboard inside the police station. Kamble told sunday mid-day, “When I started forcing them out, they attacked me but my colleagues came to my rescue.”

Though Gaikwad has been arrested, his brothers and friend managed to flee from the spot. Senior police inspector Ramdas More said, “Gaikwad has been booked for molestation. He and his three accomplices have also been booked for  manhandling a constable.” He will be produced in Bhoiwada court today.

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