An officer of Hare Street police station was assaulted at an Ezra Street house where he went in response to a call from an occupant at the emergency helpline 100 on Saturday night.
Sub-inspector Subhojit Ghosh was punched in his face when he tried to intervene in a fight between two brothers.
The police arrested both brothers — Amritesh and Avishek Singh — who have been remanded in judicial custody for six days.
Amritesh, a trader, had dialled 100 around 9.30pm on Saturday, seeking immediate help. “The call came to the control room of the police headquarters. The officer who answered the call took down the address of the complainant and passed it on to Hare Street police station, under whose jurisdiction falls the area where the house is located,” said an officer of Hare Street police station.
Subhojit Ghosh, accompanied by a constable, reached the house. “Amritesh alleged that his elder brother Avishek, also a trader, starts drunken brawl every night after returning home,” said the officer.
When Ghosh asked Amritesh about the nature of the problem, Avishek pounced on his brother. “On seeing the two fight, Ghosh tried to separate them. He was pushed by both brothers, and all of a sudden Avishek punched him in the face. He immediately got in touch with the police station and sought reinforcement,” said an officer.
The condition of Ghosh, who suffered gum injuries, was stated to be stable.
Police booked Avishek and Amritesh under IPC section 353, that deals with assaulting a public servant and restricting him or her from discharging duty.
If proved guilty, the brothers might be imprisoned for up to two years.