Bantwal, July 10, 2020: Bantwal Town Police have arrested one person on the charges of assaulting two police personnel at Millar on July 9, Thursday night.
The accused Abdul Salam (28) is a resident of Goltamajalu. The accused who has suffered injuries due to caning by cops has been admitted to a private hospital in Mangaluru.
Last night’s incident occurred when two cops who were on highway patrolling duty intervened on seeing Salam and another person engaged in a clash with a lorry driver. It is said the accused who snatched the lathi from the hands of the police had attacked the cops inflicting injuries on them. Later additional police personnel who had arrived, had caned Salam. By then, another person who was with the latter escaped.
The injured cops include Bantwal Town Station ASI Shailesh T. It has been alleged that the accused had also damaged the police vehicle. A video relating to this incident is viral on social media.