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Cop injured while chasing criminal in Mumbai

Mumbai: An Assistant Police Inspector (API) of Mumbai Police sustained injuries as he fell from the roof-top of a shanty while chasing a history sheeter in Wadala TT area in Central Mumbai, police said today.

The incident took place late last night when API Sharad Vyandande, attached with Wadala TT police station along with few constables were searching Samad Salim Khan, against whom over two dozen cases have been filled, DCP (Detection) Dhananjay Kulkarni said.

According to police, acting on a tip-off that Khan will be sleeping on one the roof of a hut in the Azadnagar slums in Wadala, Vyandande went to nab him.

When the cops reached the spot, Khan got a whiff and started running. Subsequently, the API started chasing him when he slipped from the roof and fell down, police said.

Initially, the API was taken to a nearby hospital in Sion and later was admitted to a private hospital at Bhoiwada in Central Mumbai.

Meanwhile, Khan, is still on the run and efforts are on to nab him, said police.

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