Woman among 3 convicted of misbehaving with cop

  • Shailee Dogra, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Mar 26, 2015 10:56 IST

Taking a strict note, chief judicial magistrate Anubhav Sharma on Wednesday held three persons, including a woman, guilty of drunken driving and misbehaviour with a cop at a checkpoint.

The convicts — sector 7 resident Brahmjeet Singh (28), Hallomajra residents Jasbir Singh (38) and Kamlesh Devi (35), were released on a probation of one year after being imposed a fine of `1,500 on each of them. Probation is a sentence, whereby a convict is released on bail but remains under court supervision after he gives an undertaking of good behaviour. If the convict is caught breaking the law again, he or she is sent to the jail.

On August 3, 2014, a complaint was filed by sub-inspector Jaidev posted with the UT traffic police, alleging that the accused misbehaved and assaulted him at a naka under the influence of alcohol.

Jaidev said a naka to check drunken driving was put up on the dividing road of sector 21/22, when at about 11 pm he signalled a car to stop. The car was driven by Jasbir, who was drunk and alcohol content as per the alcometer was traced 84.4 ml.

Jaidev said as he was in the process of issuing challan when Jasbir misbehaved with him and even Kamlesh Devi who was sitting in the car got down and started arguing with woman constable Raj Bala and even assaulted her. When Jaidev tried to call police control room, the accused fled, but were arrested two days later from Hallomajra.

Soon after this, another car driven by Brahmjeet Singh was stopped and the occupant too, misbehaved and assaulted Jaidev as he issued challan against the accused for drunk driving after the alcometer detected alcohol content 196.9 ml. Brahmjeet was arrested from the spot.

The court considering the rising incidents of drunk driving convicted the three under sections 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of the Indian Penal Code.

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