Four youths try to drown SI; Shiv Sena raises concern

Mumbai/Thane: In the latest in a series of incidents of attacks on policemen in Maharashtra, four youths of a Ganesh Utsav mandal allegedly tried to drown a sub-inspector in Kalyan township of Thane.
Raising the safety of police personnel as a matter of serious concern, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, seeking protection to law enforcers and strict punishment to attackers.
Uddhav spelled out his concerns on a day when the purported video of a policeman being pushed into a lake and four youths of a local Ganesh Utsav mandal trying to drown him in Kalyan township of Thane district went viral.
The youths had earlier objected to being disciplined by police sub-inspector Niteen Dondu Dagale.
During immersion of the Ganpati idols last evening, Dagale (38), attached to Kolsewadi Police Station in Kalyan, was on bandobust duty at Teesgaon Talao of the town.
As he was controlling the crowd assembled for the immersion, some members of Jari Mari Ganesh Utsav mandal, who were asked to follow the queue system, objected to being disciplined and picked up a quarrel with Dagale. Later, the youths allegedly pushed him into the lake. (PTI)

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