One Person Held for Pelting Stones at Police in Mumbai’s Dharavi 

Police are on the lookout for at least 7 others who allegedly pelted stones at cops.

Published02 Apr 2020, 12:36 PM IST
India
1 min read

One person was arrested and seven others booked for pelting stones at Mumbai police personnel on Wednesday, 1 April. The incident occurred at Joglekar Nulla road in Dharavi on Wednesday evening when the police tried to get a group of people who had assembled on the street, despite the ongoing lockdown, to disperse.

When approached by a constable and requested to head back indoors, the group began pelting stones and verbally abusing him. When other policemen intervened and tried to nab the mob, they fled from the spot. 

At least one person has been arrested and booked under multiple sections of the IPC and the Maharashtra Police Act. The police are on the lookout for the remaining members. The accused have been charged with unlawful assembly, punishment for rioting, assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty, among others.

Dharavi has recorded at least two coronavirus cases so far. A 56-year-old man who tested positive for COVID-19, died on 1 April. This has prompted the civic body to seal off at least eight buildings in the area and place many under home quarantine to stop the virus from spreading further. A second COVID-19 case in the area was recorded on 2 April.

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