Etah: A day after a Zila Panchayat member was booked for "threatening" a police official here, a sub-inspector was today allegedly manhandled by a theft-case accused and his family members for probing a case against him, police said on Monday.
According to the complaint lodged, sub-inspector Susheel Kumar had gone to Etah city yesterday to enquire about Anil, accused in an electricity theft case. When the SI reached the spot for probe, the accused snatched the FIR from his hands and tore it, police said.
Anil's mother and wife also indulged in an argument with the SI and manhandled him, they said.
Anil, whose power supply was disconnected following impending dues worth Rs one lakh, was allegedly stealing electricity, police said adding that a criminal case was registered against him.
Another FIR has been registered under sections 332 and 353 of the IPC against Anil, his mother and his wife for manhandling the SI and hindering police investigation, they added.
Earlier, seven persons including a Zila Panchayat member were booked here yesterday for allegedly threatening a police officer after he refused to mediate in a case.