Oct 1 (IndiaToday) – A traffic policeman sat on the bonnet of a car in Mumbai’s Andheri in order to stop the driver who had violated a traffic rule. Instead of stopping, the driver drove the car with the traffic cop sitting on the bonnet for one kilometre.
The incident occurred near Azad Nagar metro station on Thursday. An FIR has been registered against the unidentified car driver at DN Nagar police station.
The locals recorded videos of the incident on their mobile phones and these later surfaced on social media.
WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED?
According to an official, constable Vijay Singh Gurav was on duty in Andheri when a vehicle came from the wrong side and went towards SV Road.
Vijay Singh Gurav signalled to the car driver to stop but the latter attempted to escape after waving an ID card. Not willing to let him get away, Gurav jumped and sat on the car’s bonnet. The driver accelerated the car and the constable was dragged, sitting on the bonnet, for around one kilometre.
Finally, he was thrown off after the car entered a lane, as per an official. Vijay Singh Gurav then rushed to the police station and lodged a complaint against the unidentified car driver.
A case has been registered against the driver under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). This includes section 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 279 (rash driving). Further investigation is underway.