The city police have booked a case against three youths for assaulting a policeman on duty when he tried to resolve a fight near Empire Restaurant on Thursday night.
According to the police, head constable Madhusudhan A M, attached to the Cubbon Park station, received a message that three unidentified youths were fighting with each other near the hotel and creating a ruckus. The Hoysala personnel rushed to the spot and asked them to disperse, but the youths abused the policemen and asked them to mind their business. The trio approached Madhusudhan and roughed him up and fled the spot.
On enquiring, the police learnt that one Syed Rahman Nubain and two of his friends assaulted the officers, and booked them under IPC Section 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty). They are hunting for the suspects.