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Ganesh Mandal volunteers try to drown cop on Ganesh Chaturthi

A video has gone viral on social media in which a local Ganesh Utsav mandal volunteers are seen drowning a policeman. According to media reports, before the rift they had objected to being disciplined by the cop.

Last evening, on the occasion of Ganpati Visarjan, sub-inspector Niteen Dagale, who was on bandobast duty at Teesgaon Talao was controlling the crowd assembeled for the immersion and was handling mandal volunteers. While he was performing his duty of discipling the crowd, some members of Jari mari ganesh Utsav mandal objected to being disciplined and started quarreling. Later on, they allegedly pushed him into the lake.

As seen in the video, one of the volunteers was seen drowning and assaulting the cop while he tried to escape. Unfortunately, no one from the crowd was seen protesting against the mandal boys or saving the sub-inspector.

Click here to watch the video on Youtube.

The police is searching for the accused youths after the Kolsewadi Police has registered offences under IPC sections 307, 353 and 186.