Caught on camera: Traffic cop dragged on car bonnet in Delhi; one held

Updated: 15 October, 2020 14:59 IST | mid-day online correspondent | New Delhi

In the CCTV video, constable Mahipal Singh is seen standing next to the hatchback, which was stopped for using a fancy number plate; he jumps on to the car the minute the driver tries to flee

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Photo for representational purpose

A traffic policeman was dragged on the bonnet of a car for nearly 400 metres after he tried to stop the vehicle which was speeding on a busy road in Delhi. The footage from a CCTV camera shows the cop holding on to the car before falling on the road. 

The constable, Mahipal Singh Yadav, suffered injuries after he fell off the bonnet. The accused, identified as Shubham, a B.Com student, has been arrested and booked under IPC 307 (attempt to murder), police said on Thursday.

In his complaint, Yadav said he was on the vehicle checking duty along with three other personnel on the Station Road in Delhi Cantonment on Monday evening. Around 5 pm., Yadav saw a white car with a fancy number plate being driven rashly and signalled the driver to stop. Instead of halting, the driver accelerated and tried to run over him.

The incident was captured on CCTV in which the constable is seen clinging to the bonnet of the car. 

"When the car was stopped by the constable, the driver, who did not even have a licence tried to run over him and dragged the policeman on the bonnet of his car. Had any speeding vehicle been coming from behind, the constable would have suffered serious injuries," said a senior police officer.

The accused tried to flee but was caught by the public and other traffic police personnel who had to chase him for nearly a kilometer. 

Shubham was also booked for assault, use of criminal force to deter a public servant from performing duty and rash driving. A case under sections 186, 353, 279, and 337 of the Indian Penal Code was also registered against him at the Delhi Cantonment police station.

(With inputs from IANS)

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First Published: 15 October, 2020 11:33 IST

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