IAS officer's wife held for assaulting lady cop



Bangalore: The wife of an IAS officer was on Monday arrested for allegedly assaulting and verbally abusing a woman police inspector during the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) T20 match here.

Anu Dubey, wife of Pankaj Kumar Pandey, managing director of Hubli Electricity Supply Company, was granted interim bail till Feb six after being produced before a local court tonight.

Earlier in the day, a criminal case has been filed against the (then) unidentified woman under Section 353 of the Indian Penal Code for allegedly assaulting and verbally abusing Inspector Anjumala T Naik, attached to Ulsoorgate women's police station, police sources said.

As per the complaint filed by Anjumala, who was posted at Gate No 1 of Chinnaswamy stadium on security duty during the match yesterday, an IAS officer's wife and her son abused her (Anjumala) for not allowing entry to watch the match as they carried only one entry pass, police sources said.

However, the accused managed to gain entry into the stadium after the intervention of some contacts in the Karnataka State Cricket Association, they said.

Anjumala, in her complaint, alleged that the IAS officer's wife picked up an argument and assaulted her after the match came to a close, the sources said.

The accused had also passed derogatory remarks against the entire Karnataka police, the complaint said.

PTI