What is remarkable about Raj Kumar’s feat is that he was only doing his job. The promptness and presence of mind that the traffic head constable displayed — something that is expected of a policemen but is hard to come by — helped cops get hold of a large quantities of Indian-made foreign liquor from the son-in-law of an assistant sub-inspector.
Although the incident took place days ago, none in the police talked of the rare show of bravery by one of their colleagues.
Kumar, who is posted at the Patel Nagar circle, chased down a Maruti Zen after the car hit a scooter and tried fleeing.
Kumar called the control room and the local police. They searched the car and found 36 crates of foreign liquor in the car. The motorist is yet to be arrested, said police.
All Kumar got in return for his effort was Rs 2,000 and a commendation certificate, awards that are unlikely to inspire similar acts of courage.