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Mar 28, 2013 at 04:37pm IST

Maharashtra policeman in ICU after being attacked by corporator's sons

Dhule: An Assistant Police Inspector Dhananjay Patil was allegedly attacked by a NCP corporator's son in Dhule, police said here on Wednesday. This comes two weeks after API with Mumbai Police Sachin Suryawanshi was attacked outside the state Assembly by a group of MLAs.

An FIR has been registered against 25 people including NCP corporator Chandrakant Sonar and his two sons in the case. One person has been arrested so far. API Patil was attacked when he tried to stop two groups of youngsters fighting during the Holi celebrations.

"He (Patil) went there in response to the call and tried to control the situation. The culprits - Devendra and Bhushan - are sons of former Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) corporator Chandrakant Sonar. One of them attacked Patil from behind with a sword," an official from Dhule's Azad Nagar Police Station told reporters.

Patil is attached with the Azad Nagar Police Station. Patil was injured in the sword attack and was admitted to hospital. "Patil is in the ICU. His condition is stable," the official added. The two brothers have been charged with attempt to murder. Both are absconding. Dhule is 325 km from Mumbai.

(With Additional Inputs From PTI)

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