Thane: A youth from powerloom town of Bhiwandi in Thane was arrested for allegedly attacking a police constable on duty and injuring him during Lord Ganesh idol immersion procession, police said on Monday.
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The incident occurred on Sunday after two policemen who were controlling the crowd intervened when two groups of revellers came to blows at Kamathghar locality.
About half a dozen of them tried to manhandle the two constables who made an unsuccessful attempt to pacify them.
Constable Dilwar J Wasave (30) was badly injured after revellers beat him up following which he was rushed to a hospital, police said.
Immediately police arrested the accused identified as Avinash Suresh Patil, 23 and search is on for others.
The accused have been booked under section 353 of the IPC and police is carrying out further probe into the case, police added.