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Brothers arrested for assaulting traffic constable

Mumbai: In a case of road rage, two businessmen were today arrested for allegedly assaulting a traffic police constable following an argument during a traffic jam in suburban Andheri, police said.

The accused Mahesh and Yogesh Jhunjhunwala, both brothers, were charged with interfering with the duty of a public servant and assaulting him, they said.

According to police, the incident occurred this afternoon when Ajit Pawar, the traffic constable attached to Andheri traffic police division, was managing vehicular traffic on the Pump House road.

A tempo’s tyre got punctured on the road resulting in huge vehicular traffic, police said, adding Pawar asked traffic police chowky to send a towing van to take away the tempo.

In the meantime, the two brothers alighted from their car and inquired reasons for the traffic jam.

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