In yet another case of a motorist trying to escape when signaled to stop, the driver of a Toyota Innova tried to hit a woman constable of Chandigarh police at the inner parking of Sector 35 in Chandigarh on Friday.
The registration number of the car has been reported to be PB-15D-3475. The cop, Parul Devi, is deployed with the police control room (van).
On a complaint from Parul, a case has been registered under Sections 279 (rash driving), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 503 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC at the Sector 36 police station. The accused is yet to be registered.
Over the past year, there has been an increase in the number of incidents where cops on duty have been hit by vehicles with 15 cases reported over the last 12 months. On September 7, a traffic policeman was dragged on the bonnet of a car for 200 m when he tried to stop the vehicle at a barricade in the industrial area. On August 10, a Chandigarh police official deployed with the traffic police sustained injuries after being hit by a car near Matka roundabout. The driver dragged the cop on bonnet of the car for more than a km. On July 4, head constable Parminder Singh deployed with the traffic police sustained injuries after being hit by a car in Chandigarh at a naka near the Sector 35/36 small roundabout.