Palghar: Seven people were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly abusing and manhandling personnel at the Manickpur police station here, police said. According to the police, one Sahid Asif Khan, a resident of Vasai Koliwada, came to the police station on Tuesday night to lodge a complaint against one Satish Shekar Page, who had allegedly beaten him up after an altercation.
As the police officer on duty was talking to Khan, who was accompanied by his supporters, Page arrived at the police station along with a group of 20-25 men and started abusing police personnel present there without any reason, they said.
The police tried to pacify Satish Shekar Page and his supporters when the supporters of Khan attacked Page and his men. When the police tried to interefere, they attacked the police personnel also, they said. The supporters of Sahid Asif Khan also damaged some furniture in the premises, police said. Police later arrested seven people for the incident and a search was on for others who were part of the irate mob, they added.