Mumbai: Staffer assaulted by factory owner in Malad; 11 arrested

Mumbai: As many as 11 persons were arrested for abducting and assaulting a 40-year-old man for allegedly taking a commission of Rs1.35 lakh from two employees he had refer­r­ed to his company in Jogeshwari, police said on Sunday.

According to police sources, on Saturday, the complainant, Imran Ansari was working as a tailor at Colourful Garment Hub in Malad (E), when his boss, Mukesh Gadda, came and started assaulting him.

When the victim reasoned, Mukesh accused Imran of taking a commission from two employees, whom he had referred to join the company. Mukesh thrashed Imran badly with iron rods, wooden planks and cutter machine. Then, they took him to a small godown on the pretext of taking him to Jogeshwari police station.

Police said more than 10 accused men, led by Mukesh, took off Imran clothes and thrashed him again. Later, Mukesh called Imran’s brother Firoz and demanded Rs1.35 lakh, which Imran had allegedly taken from the employees as commission. Mukesh threatened Firoz with dire consequences, if he informed the police.

Since Firoz was scared, he approached Amboli police. A team of sleuths took Firoz to the spot. A man came to see if he was alone, but was caught. After the cops roughed him up, he revealed the location where Imran was made captive. Police rescued him, arrested Mukesh and 10 others.

A senior police official said, “The feud was regarding some monetary issues. There was no mob lynching. After the police intervened, all the accused were placed under arrest.

Since the incident occurred in Malad (E), Amboli police handed over the 11 accused to Dindoshi police, and a case of assault and abduction was lodged. The case was registered early on Sunday. The accused were produced in a local court, which remanded them in police custody for five days.

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