Lockdown: Man held for manhandling woman cop

Lockdown: Man held for manhandling woman cop
Aurangabad, Apr 17 () A man has been arrested forallegedly manhandling a woman police officer and misbehavingwith her colleague in Osmanabad city of Maharashtra, anofficial said on Friday.

The incident took place on Wednesday, the officialsaid.

"The accused, Ganesh Gade, who is in his thirties, wasstanding near a bank in Ganesh Nagar area of the city alongwith some other persons despite the lockdown. He was notwearing a face mask, which is mandatory to curb the spread ofcoronavirus," the official said.

"When the woman police officer and her colleaguespotted the crowd, they asked them not to gather at one place.They also asked Gade to wear a face mask. However, he got intoan argument with the police personnel. Later, he manhandledthe woman officer and misbehaved with her colleague," headded.
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Gade was later arrested and an offence was registeredagainst him under IPC sections 353 (assault or criminal forceto deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 188(disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) andthe Epidemic Diseases Act at the Osmanabad City PoliceStation. AWNP NP
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