A mob of more than two dozen people, comprising mostly women, attacked a police team in Mumbai, who had gone to arrest two chain-snatcher.
The incident happened on Sunday morning when the cops had arrested two chain snatchers in the Irani basti, infamous as ‘village of chain snatchers’ in Ambivili area.
The mob even tried to set one of the cops on fire by pouring kerosene oil on him, Times of India said while reporting the incident.
One police sub-inspector of the Mumbai Police was injured, along with a constable, after the mob pelted stone of the police party to let the accused escape arrest.
The unprovoked incident happened after a 25-men police party, led by DCP Sunil Bhardwaj of Ulhasnagar division, was returning after successfully nabbing alleged mastermind of several chain snatching incident, Samir Irani and Hasan Irani Sayyed.
The mob intercepted the party and had a heated argument with the men in Khaki.
Relative of one of the accused allegedly poured Kerosene oil on constable Daji Gaikwad and tried to set him on fire.
In the meantime, both the accused, fled from the scene.
Ajit Jadhav, assistant police inspector of Khadakpada police station told Times of India, "On the basis of the complaint of the constable who was assaulted by the mob we have booked 25 accused and are probing the case."
Family of the accused Samir, however, completely denied the incident and alleged that cops were trying to falsely implicate them.
In the last one decade, this was the eighth incident in the locality when a raiding police party was attacked by a mob.