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Auto driver arrested for setting ablaze traffic cop

October 28, 2010 10:31 IST

An auto driver, who allegedly set ablaze a traffic police constable after being fined for traffic violation at Vasai in Thane district, Maharashtra, was arrested on Thursday.

Auto driver Mahendra Kevat was arrested from Keravali area in Vasai in the wee hours of Thursday, a police official from Manikpur police station said.

Constable Anil Aitodekar was on Wednesday allegedly set on fire by Kevat when the former had taken action against the auto driver for not following traffic norms.

The victim, who sustained 50 per cent burns, is undergoing treatment at a hospital.

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