A video of a history-sheeter from Mumbra manhandling a police team has gone viral on social media recently. The cops said that in order to evade arrest, the accused threatened the cops with a sharp knife.
On June 23, sub-inspector Rupchand Shele, along with two constables, had gone to Amrut Nagar to arrest Mohammed Badra. When the constables caught Badra, he started abusing and threatening them.
He later pushed the officers and ran into a mutton shop where he grabbed a knife and pointed it towards the cops. The CCTV footage clearly shows all this. The accused then threatened to attack the public if the cops did not disburse. The video, a copy of which is with FPJ, shows that the cops started moving away for the safety of the public.
A police official said, “A case was registered with the Thane civic body against Badra. The TMC officials were taking action on illegal hawkers in Mumbra when Badra threatened them. He was booked by the Mumbra police a few days ago. On Wednesday, we went to arrest him when the drama took place.”
Several cases have been registered against Badra in the past.
Meanwhile, activists questioned as to why the cops did not register a complaint as Badra tried to attack the public.
FPJ tried to contact senior inspector Madhukar Kad, but in vain.