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Traffic cop thrashed by overspeeding bus driver

delhi Updated: Dec 10, 2010 02:04 IST
HT Correspondent

A traffic policeman was severely thrashed by a bus driver at Ashram Chowk on Thursday. The incident occurred during the peak hours, leading to a massive traffic jam at the Ashram Chowk.

Around 10.30 am on Thursday, when vehicular movement was at its peak, traffic head constable Shiv Dutt stopped an overspeeding tourist bus (MP07 P 0162) for jumping a red light, said police.

"The driver, later identified as Ram Gopal Singh, 45, was coming from Badarpur side. He wanted to take a right turn towards Sarai Kale Khan and jumped a red light," said Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic).

"When our head constable objected to it by raising his hands, the driver, who hails from Gwalior, did not stop. Later, he stopped but refused to show his driving licence," said the joint commissioner of police (traffic).

Singh, who is the co-owner of the bus, first posed as a retired officer of Delhi Police and later as a former CRPF constable, said police.

He later started abusing the traffic policeman and manhandled him, police added.

Shiv Dutt sustained injuries and was given medical aid. Police later arrested the driver and impounded the overspeeding vehicle.

The brawl brought the traffic at Ashram Chowk to a standstill, causing inconvenience to motorists.

"However, the situation was brought under control with the intervention of other traffic policemen," said Garg.