Published On : Tue, Sep 29th, 2015

Two booked for preventing cops from performing their duties

Nagpur: In what could be termed as arrogance, two people who were ferrying Lord Ganpathi for immersion (Visarjan) used abusive words, pushed around and prevented the cops who asked them to switch off the loud musical paraphernalia which was accompanying the parade. The cops asked them to switch off the music since they did not have prior permission for using loud music.

According to police sources, on September 28, 2015, when Assistant Police Inspector Shailesh Gaja Ganpathi along with his staff was on police Bandobast duty in front of SFS Church on Kamptee Road, two accused identified as Vikram Pratap Gujarati aged 22 years and Dayanand Ishwarrao Ekta aged 40 years and both residents of House No 711, Near Post Office, Mohan Nagar were taking the Ganpathi idol for immersion with loud music blaring from speakers. These people had not taken prior permission to play loud music, so Assistant Police Inspector Shailesh Gaja Ganpathi asked them to close the loud music.

This irked both the accused and they started arguing with API SG Ganpathi. This argument went on to them pushing the Assistant Police Inspector and preventing him from carrying out his duties allocated by the government.

On the basis of the complaint lodged by the Assistant Police Inspector Shailesh Gaja Ganpathi, Police Sub Inspector Pendkar of Sadar Police Station registered a case against the two accused under sections 353, 332 and 34 of Indian Penal Code and is investigating further.