Mumbai: The Thane rural police arrested 14 persons for allegedly holding captive three policemen for hours and beating them up. The accused persons also include two women. The incident took place early morning on Tuesday in a residential colony at Mira Road. Police sources said that the Thane police control room received a call complaining that a party was playing loud music in the wee hours of Tuesday in the residential locality.

Acting on this complaint, three policemen rushed to the house and tried to stop the party. The accused, in an inebriated state, argued with the cops, held them captive for hours and then thrashed them. Taking a chance, one of the victims called up a senior officer on his mobile and narrated the incident, after which an additional force was rushed to the scene and the accused were arrested.

The accused have been booked under 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) 342 (wrongful confinement), 147 (rioting), 149 (unlawful assembly), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) on Indian Penal Code (IPC). The accused have been given