Fresh FIR filed against TDP men for assaulting policemen
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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 22:13
Mumbai: A fresh FIR was on Tuesday registered against some of the arrested Telugu Desham Party (TDP) leaders and workers after they allegedly assaulted policemen at Dharmadabad in Maharashtra's Nanded district.

"When police asked arrested TDP men to get into a van for taking them to Aurangabad jail this morning, some of them assaulted 10 policemen," Maharashtra Additional Director General K P Raghuvanshi (Law and Order) told reporters here.

"A Deputy Superintendent, an Inspector and eight Constables were assaulted. The Deputy Superintendent suffered head injury. A fresh FIR was then registered at Dharmadabad police station."

"Those who manhandled the policemen are yet to be identified but they are among the arrested TDP men," he said.

They have been booked under IPC Sections 353 (assault or use of criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 333 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt to deter public servant from his duty).

However, when asked if the case figures among the slew of charges Maharashtra government had withdrawn against the TDP leaders, Raghuvanshi said he would have verify this.

A total 66 TDP leaders and workers, including party chief N Chandrababu Naidu, MPs and MLAs, were arrested on July 16 for violating prohibitory orders. Naidu and his supporters, who crossed over to Maharashtra, were insisting on inspecting the controversial Babhli barrage site in Nanded.


First Published: Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 22:13

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