Delhi traffic cop booked under charges carrying maximum 2-year jail term

New Delhi: The Delhi Police head constable, who was dismissed after he hit a woman with a brick following a minor altercation here today, was booked under relatively lighter sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

According to police, a case has been registered against accused cop Satish Chandra under Section 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), Section 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint) and Section 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) of the IPC.

The charges carry a maximum jail term of two years. Chandra hit a woman with a brick in posh Golf Link area of central Delhi, following which he was arrested and dismissed from service as the incident triggered widespread outrage.

At the time of incident, the women's three daughters including her four-month infant were with her. Her husband said he got the news when he called up his daughter around 11.30 AM, about an hour after the incident.

Satish was arrested and dismissed from service as the incident triggered widespread outrage. The victim, who was riding a two-wheeler, alleged that Chandra demanded a bribe of Rs 200 accusing her of violating traffic rules and when she refused he abused her and then hit her with a brick in front of her two minor children.

The video clip showed the woman picking up a brick and hurling it at the policeman's bike while the constable was seen attacking her back with another brick. After the medical check-up, the woman said her left hand sustained fracture in the attack.

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