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…However, he refused to do so and abused the officials. The vehicle then sped away.

A few minutes later the vehicle returned, the petitioner got out and assaulted the officials using stick.

The police had charged Mani with offences under Sections 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from doing his duty), 294 (b) (using obscene words) and 506 (i) (criminal intimidation) of the IPC, prosecution said.

The Director-General of Prosecution pointed out that that two similar cases had been registered against Mani for assaulting police officials and preventing them from discharging their duties.

The court observed that the petitioner was not entitled to the discretionary relief of anticipatory bail.

There was enough room to suspect that the petitioner had intimidated, abused, and assaulted the officials and prevented them from discharging their official duties.