Mumbai Cops assault a 65-year-old man after an argument over towed bike

Feb 12, 2018, 10:27 IST | Faisal Tandel

A 65-year-old senior citizen from Ulhasnagar was assaulted by a traffic police constable and wardens, as he argued with them when his Activa was being towed away on Sunday

A grab from the video which shows the assault on Jawahar Lulla. Pic/Navneet Barhate
A grab from the video which shows the assault on Jawahar Lulla. Pic/Navneet Barhate

A 65-year-old senior citizen from Ulhasnagar was assaulted by a traffic police constable and wardens, as he argued with them when his Activa was being towed away yesterday. While a video of the incident which shows both traffic personnel and him assaulting each other went viral on social media, a case has been registered against the man for disrupting police work.

According to the police, the Activa belonging to Jawahar Lulla, was parked on a road near sector 17, Ulhasnagar. A traffic department towing van prepared to tow the vehicle. Lulla who saw this, tried to pull the two-wheeler free, but it was held by the traffic warden. “Lulla then approached traffic constable Baliram Patil, who was sitting ahead inside the towing van. The video clearly shows that he first requested him, but as Patil refused, Lulla pulled his leg. As Lulla spoke angrily, Patil who also got angry, got down and slapped him. But Lulla too slapped him. Furious, Patil and the two wardens accompanying him started assaulting Lulla badly,” said a police official who had seen the video.

Lulla developed blood pressure problems and was shifted to Central Hospital in Ulhasnagar. Seeing the video, citizens are upset with the traffic personnel for assaulting the senior citizen. M Pandey, Joint Commissioner of police, Thane, had few months ago instructed that if a person arrives when his vehicle is about to be towed, then it should be handed over to him. The local market had complained about parking problems due to illegal bike parking. A case has been registered against Lulla at Central police station for causing disruption in police work.

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