As many as 11 persons were booked, including three couples of a family, for allegedly assaulting an advocate in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra, police said on Friday. Advocate Anand Khanderao, 53, in his complaint alleged that he was beaten on Wednesday by a group of villagers at his house in Kongaon area with iron rods, sticks and they also verbally abused him and his wife, inspector of Kongaon police station, M V Deshmukh said.
No one has been arrested so far in this connection, he said. According to the complainant, he alleged that the family, three brothers and their wives, want him to vacate his house in the area and hence, manhandled him. The official said the accused were irked over a complaint filed against them by the advocate.
Police gave the names of some of the accused as Santosh Karale, Yeshwant Karale and Sanjay Karale. A case has been booked under relevant sections of the IPC and further investigation is on, he said.