Former BJP corporator, son booked for manhandling cops

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A former BJP corporator was booked along with his son for allegedly manhandling on duty policemen in Dombivli area here, police said today.

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A police team was on routine nakabandi duty deployed at a junction in Dombivli yesterday when they stopped the ex-corporator, identified as Shreekar Chowdhary’s son Puneet, and asked him to furnish his driving licence, they said.

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Police fined the driver as he did not have a driving licence, after which he called his father.

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Upon arriving at the spot, Chowdhary began to yell at the policemen, saying that he is the local corporator and also threatened them, sub-inspector of Dombivili police station, RM Kadam said.

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He also began to manhandle the personnel and the traffic warden, who was video recording the incident.

The duo was booked under IPC sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation), rw 34 (common intention), the officer said.

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When probed, it was found that Chowdhary was a former corporator in Dombivli and is now a BJP member, while his wife is currently a corporator from BJP.

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