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Updated on: Thursday, June 18, 2020, 01:39 AM IST

Around 50 from transgender community create ruckus at Dharavi police station

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Dharavi police have booked at least 15 from the transgender community after they allegedly misbehaved with a woman Police Sub Inspector (PSI) and created a ruckus in a late night incident outside the police station Tuesday night. Following the incident, six of them have been taken into custody.

The incident took place late on Tuesday night when around 50 from the transgender community gathered outside the Dharavi police station. During the incident, some of them allegedly undressed themselves and got into fisticuffs with the police. They also allegedly assaulted and misbehaved with a woman PSI and two police constables on duty.

According to the police, initially, five to six from the transgender community approached the police station and demanded that a boyfriend of one of the community members to be brought to the police station and beaten up.

They were claiming that the boyfriend has fallen in love with other woman and thus demanded action from the police against him. The duty officer tried to pacify them and said that the issue can be resolved peacefully as well.

However, the people from the community refused to calm down and called others. In some time, around 50 from the community gathered at the police station and allegedly started creating a ruckus. They allegedly abused a woman PSI and other police personnel and manhandled them. After sensing the situation might go out of control, police started to take them into custody while rest were dispersed by the police.

Following the incident, a case of assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty, voluntarily causing hurt to any person being a public servant in the discharge of his duty as such public servant, intending to insult the modesty of any woman, unlawful assembly, rioting and other relevant sections for violation of prohibitory orders during lockdown were registered, said an official.

As a precautionary measure, those who were taken into custody were taken to hospital for Covid-19 test and after the result, further action will be taken, said a police officer. A knife has also been recovered from one of the transgenders, he added.

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Published on: Thursday, June 18, 2020, 07:00 AM IST
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