Davinder Singh, who has been with the Chandigarh police for the past 14 years, has shot to fame after a video of him being dragged on a car’s bonnet went viral on social networks. The video was circulated via WhatsApp on Thursday by a youngster who had recorded the incident on his cellphone.
The constable, who was posted with the traffic police over a year ago, was hit by a car at the Sectors 17-9 roundabout on August 10 after he signalled the driver, who was on his mobile, to stop. The car dragged the constable to a distance of about a kilometre and the video shows him trying to hold on to the bonnet and smashing the windowshield.
After hitting the cop, the car driver, identified as Aftab Singh Gill of Moga, tried to flee but was arrested after being chased by a PCR van. His friend Karambir Singh of Sector 33 were also arrested. Devinder was immediately taken to the GMSH in Sector 16. The police later filed a case against the driver.
Meanwhile, SSP (traffic) Maneesh Chaudhry has already recommended the cop for a reward for sticking to duty. “Once he’s perfectly fine he’ll be personally called by UT IGP RP Upadhyaya,” he added.
“We appreciate the role of the cop and will reward him,” the IGP said.
Davinder said, “I did my job in a professional manner and will react in the same way in a similar situation in the future to ensure traffic offenders are caught.”
Meanwhile, according to a TV report, MP Kirron Kher also said the cop deserved to be awarded.