Two policemen assaulted in Thane

Jul 16, 2012, 12:02 IST | Agencies

Two cops were allegedly assaulted by a criminal and his family when they had gone to his house to nab him.

Two police constables were seriously injured when they were allegedly attacked with sharp weapons by a notorious criminal and his family in Kalwa locality, police said today.

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Assistant Police Inspector PB Tupe of Kalwa police station said the two cops had last night gone to Pavan Pada to nab a criminal wanted in a case of house breaking and theft.

As soon as the duo -- AS Waghchoure (27) and Arun K Bhangar (26) reached the residence of accused Uttam Gaikwad (27), they were assaulted with knives, severely injuring them in the abdomen.

The wounded constables have been admitted to Prakruti Hospital at Kalwa and are said to be out of danger, police said.

Police have registered offences various sections IPC against the accused, his wife Mathura (21) and two other women involved in the attack.

A manhunt has been launched to nab them as they are absconding. 

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