Assault case: accused seeks anticipatory bail

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Margao: A resident of Velim, who had allegedly assaulted one linesman of electricity department while discharging duty, has moved an application for anticipatory bail before sessions court, Margao.

Assistant sub-inspector Anand Gaunker,  who is investigating the case, said that the matter has been posted for hearing in sessions court onMay 3.

Cuncolim police have registered offences against one resident of Velim for allegedly assaulting a linesman of the electricity department and threatening him with dire consequences.

Based on a complaint lodged by the linesman, a  resident of Cabo de Rama-Canacona and working with Velim electricity department sub-station, police have registered offences under sections 353, 323, 504  and 506 (ii) of the IPC.

As per the complaint, the alleged accused assaulted the linesman and later abused him with filthy language and also threatened him with dire consequences while he was discharging his lawful duty.