Yet another traffic police personnel was allegedly driven on the bonnet of a car for nearly 200 metres when he tried to stop the car at a police naka in Industrial Area on Saturday.
The driver was later chased down and arrested on the charges of attempted murder.
Police said the incident was reported in the evening in Industrial Area-1 when constable Kuldeep Singh tried to stop the car (PB-11AL-4201) that had tinted glasses. However, the driver did not stop and hit constable Sandeep Kumar. “Due to the impact of the car hit, Sandeep landed on the bonnet. Even then the driver did not stop and kept on driving for nearly 200 m,” a police official said. The car later hit another person, a motorcyclist, who tried to chase the car. However, he escaped uninjured. The car was later stopped by a police recovery van that was also giving chase.
The car driver, Tanvinder Singh, was arrested while two passengers, Gagandeep Singh and Jitender Singh, managed to flee. All three are residents of Sirhind in Punjab. The injured cop was, meanwhile, rushed to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Sector 32, where his condition is stated to be stable.
Second such incident within a month
On August 10, a traffic police constable signalled a car at the Matka roundabout (Sector 17-9) to stop, after he saw the driver on the phone. The accused, identified as Aftab Singh Gill, a resident of SAS Nagar, tried to flee but ended up dragging the cop, Davinder Singh, on the bonnet of the car for around 1 km. Gill was later arrested. The incident was videographed by a passerby on his mobile and the post went viral online.