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Auto driver alleges he was told to ‘go to Pakistan’

An autorickshaw driver from Mumbai has alleged that he was abused and told to “go to Pakistan” by a group of three youngsters in Kanjurmarg on Monday. The police have traced the trio, who are minors, and booked them.

According to the Vikhroli police, Azharuddin Zamirul Qureshi has said in his complaint that he was taking a passenger towards Bhandup in his autorickshaw when he was waylaid by the trio near Kanjur village.

“The complainant told us that the trio blocked his path on a Honda Dio scooter, attacked his vehicle, and shouted at him saying, ‘you Pakistanis must not stay here. Go to Pakistan,’ after which they fled. Mr. Qureshi managed to learn their names from the bystanders who had gathered at the spot, based on which we conducted inquiries in Kanjur village,” senior police inspector Sanjay Joshi, Vikhroli police station, said.

The police picked up the trio, who, after their documents were examined, were found to be minors. They were booked for assault, criminal intimidation, and uttering words with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person under the Indian Penal Code. They were sent to the juvenile remand home in Dongri.

“The accused, while being questioned, have claimed that they only got into an argument with the accused when his autorickshaw dashed against their scooter. We are verifying the claims made by both the parties,” Mr. Joshi said.

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