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Civic cop held for assault

New Town: Police arrested a civic cop on Wednesday on the charge of assaulting a man at Eco Park on Monday.

Officers of New Town police station picked up Sofi Gazi, 34, from Rajarhat police station when he reported for duty based on a complaint filed by the man at the police station on Tuesday.

Gazi stopped him and his family from walking towards one of the gates of the park, an officer of Bidhannagar commissionerate quoted the man as saying in the complaint.

When he wanted to know the reason, Gazi slapped him a couple of times, the man alleged. As he fell, other visitors and his relatives helped him to his feet and they left the park, he said. The next day he filed the complaint against Gazi.

Gazi had been brought from Rajarhat police station and posted close to Gate No. 4 of the park to control the crowd on Monday, the first day of the new year.

"We arrested the civic volunteer who was clearly at fault," an officer of New Town police station said.

This year, the park sold 1,38,000 tickets.

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