Cop’s son arrested for abusing PSI

Panduranga

The son of a retired assistant police sub-inspector was arrested for abusing and attempting to attack a sub-inspector in a drunken state.

The Rajagopala Nagar police has named the arrested man as 32-year-old Panduranga alias Pandu, working with a software firm.

The police said Panduranga and his friends consumed alcohol in Sunrise Bar in Rajagopala Nagar main road on Saturday evening.

Around 9.30 pm, they exited the bar and were talking loudly and smoking on the street.

Unable to put up with the nuisance, a local resident called the police control room. Two policemen, Sai Shivaraj and Basavaraj, a probationary PSI, visited the spot and asked Panduranga to go home.

An irate Panduranga asked the policemen who they are and why they should send him home. Panduranga told the officers that his father was a policeman and he knew about the police force. He refused to go home and asked them to do what they wanted.

The policemen tried to convince him to go home, but Panduranga grabbed the uniform of PSI Basavaraj. The drunken man did not pay heed to his friends and tried to assault Basavaraj.

The Hoysala police rushed to the spot and arrested Panduranga, who was booked under IPC Sections 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty).

Panduranga later apologised to the police for his behavior, saying he was in a drunken state at the time of the incident.

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