Traffic cop assaulted for stopping errant driver
A traffic constable was reportedly abused and then assaulted by a motorist after he stopped them from driving on the wrong side of the road in Bhendi Bazaar yesterday.
The two occupants of the car — a lady and the male driver — drove away from the scene after thrashing the cop, and even evaded a check point set up to nab them after the incident was reported by the constable to the control room from his wireless handset.
The incident occurred at 6 pm, when constable Motiram More, attached with Pydhonie traffic division, intercepted a Skoda car (MH43 V 4432) driving on the wrong side of the narrow and busy road.
According to Pydhonie traffic department officials, More then asked the car driver to take his car to the side, so that the traffic could move.
However, the driver and the woman started abusing him, with the driver then even resorting to kicking and punching him to vent his anger, before fleeing from the spot. More regained his composure, and quickly informed the JJ Marg police.
After they received the call, five cops stationed at Chakala junction, identified the approaching Skoda, and tried to stop it, but to no avail.
A police officer from J J Marg police station said, “We are taking down statements of the constable and we will then register case.” The occupants of the car haven’t been unidentified yet.
>> On August 29, a 22-year-old boy was arrested for slapping lady traffic constable. The cop had stopped him from jumping the lights.
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