The City Market police arrested a businessman and his associate for assaulting the police in a drunken condition during vehicle checking at a police picketing in the early hours on Tuesday.
The arrested have been identified as Subhash alias Devraj (23) and Arjun alias Munegowda (32), residents of Koramangala of the Devanahalli taluk.
Police constable Anjinappa HA (31) and his colleague Vijay Kumar were at their police picket in Doddapet Circle checking random vehicles when they noticed an SUV heading in their direction. Anjinappa tried to stop the vehicle, but the car brushed his hand and sped away.
The policemen noticed the rash manner of the driving and chased the SUV. They managed to intercept it after some distance. Subhash and Arjun got down from the vehicle and began arguing with the policemen. They hurled abuses and assaulted the officers.
Anjinappa fell down during the scuffle and Kumar was also assaulted when he went to his colleague’s rescue.
Sensing trouble, Anjinappa alerted the control room, which dispatched a team to bring the drunken duo to the City Market police station.
The accused confessed to the police that they were drunk and were out on a jolly ride in their Bolero. They were booked for criminal assault, obstructing public servants from discharging their duty, criminal intimidation and intentional insult to provoke breach of peace. The men were remanded in judicial custody.