MUMBAI: The CEO of a last mile logistics firm was assaulted by four men, including one of his employees’ brother, in Andheri (E) recently. Two of the men who attacked the victim, Aaqyl Chagla, were arrested. Chagla’s family said Sakinaka police initially refused to lodge an FIR and did so only the next day. Senior inspector Kishore Sawant said they had not refused, but asked Chagla to get a medical examination to understand the severity of his injuries, and seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Chagla’s firm works with ecommerce sellers. He had put one of his employees on notice period, after suspecting that he was misappropriating the firm’s money. On September 29, Chagla and two staffers were called to the firm’s warehouse by four men, who then asked the staffers to leave. They stripped off Chagla’s shirt and threatened to harm his wife if he refused to hire back that employee, said Chagla’s father, Dr Aadil, a neurosurgeon at KEM Hospital. He tried to tell them that the staffer had not been fired. “But they started to assault him with knuckle dusters and wooden planks. He suffered bruises on both lower limbs, his back and hip. While the men debated hitting him with a stone, he got up and ran. He hid in another godown till he was sure the men had left. He then went back to his office,” said Dr Aadil.
Injured, Chagla then went to the Sakinaka police station, but the policemen refused to file an FIR. His father-in-law then brought him to KEM Hospital, where he was admitted. He was discharged three days later. An FIR was lodged on September 30, after Chagla’s father-in-law went to the police station with his medical documents.