Auto driver arrested for setting ablaze traffic cop in Vasai



Auto driver arrested for setting ablaze traffic cop in Vasai Mumbai: An auto driver, who allegedly set ablaze a traffic police constable after being fined for traffic violation at Vasai in neighbouring Thane district, was on Thursday arrested.

Auto driver Mahendra Kevat was arrested from Keravali area in Vasai in the wee hours, a police official from Manikpur police station said.

Constable Anil Aitodekar was yesterday allegedly set on fire by Kevat when the former had taken action against the auto driver for not following traffic norms.

The victim, who sustained 50 percent burns, is undergoing treatment at a hospital.

PTI