5 CISF men accused of assaulting cops get anticipatory bail

Five CISF personnel, including an assistant commandant, were today granted anticipatory bail in a case registered against them for allegedly assaulting four policemen and kidnapping them with an intent to murder.

Mumbai: Five CISF personnel, including an
assistant commandant, were today granted anticipatory bail in
a case registered against them for allegedly assaulting four
policemen and kidnapping them with an intent to murder.

An FIR was registered against 10 personnel of the Central
Industrial Security Force (CISF), including assistant
commandant Alok Joshi, on August 13 for allegedly assaulting
four city police constables and illegally confining one of
them in a room belonging to the security force.

Five of the CISF personnel, including Joshi, approached
the Sessions Court seeking anticipatory bail.

The Sewree sessions court, while granting the five accused
anticipatory bail, directed them to appear before the Sewree
police twice a week and not to tamper with evidence.

"All the accused are members of the armed force and
public servants. Hence the question of them going absconding
or tampering with evidence does not arise. Considering the
seriousness of the allegations, a departmental enquiry is also
bound to happen," defence lawyer Raja Thakare said.

According to the police, constable Pramod Tawde was
manning traffic outside Orange gate of the Mumbai Port Trust
when he saw a truck heading towards the gate from a wrong
direction.

When he intercepted the truck and asked the driver for
his licence, the CISF personnel objected to it and asked Tawde
to open the gate. When Tawde refused to do so, he was
allegedly thrashed by them. Three others who tried to save him
were also allegedly beaten up by the personnel, police said.

Tawde was then allegedly kidnapped and illegally confined
in a room belonging to the security force.

Another constable posted outside Orange gate then
approached the police and lodged a complaint in this regard,
they said.

PTI

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