A woman and her husband allegedly thrashed two constables, who were on duty near Sikanderpur Metro station on MG Road, after the couple was stopped by the policemen for talking on the phone while driving. The couple also allegedly tore the policemen’s uniforms.
One of the policemen involved in the ruckus was admitted to a private hospital as his hand was allegedly injured “when the woman pushed him away”. A case has been registered on the complaint of traffic official Rajbir Singh.
The woman, a resident of Sector 51, also filed a cross complaint after which an FIR was lodged against the traffic policemen for alleged misbehaviour.
In her complaint, the woman alleged that one of the policemen slapped and misbehaved with her. Both FIRs have been lodged at the DLF Phase-1 police station.
According to the police, on Sunday, around 4.20pm, the policemen stopped the woman who was talking on her mobile phone while driving and told her not to do so.
The policeman in his complaint said that instead of admitting the violation, the woman made false accusations and pushed him aside, injuring his hand in the process.
Later, the woman called her friends and they joined her in a protest on the road for half an hour, causing a jam on MG Road, the police said.
Senior traffic police officers rushed to the spot after hearing about the incident. They cleared the jam caused by the woman and her friends who sat on the busy road protesting against “police high handedness”.
ACP(Traffic) Mamta Kharab tried to resolve the issue but the woman accused the traffic personnel of slapping her, and the drama continued for half an hour after which both sides were taken to DLF Phase-1 police station.
A police officer said, “The police control room received a call that a woman was creating a ruckus and abusing police officers. As a woman was involved, a PCR van with two women constables was sent to the spot. When the traffic police constables tried to hold her, she allegedly tore their uniform.”
The woman also allegedly threatened the officials against taking legal action against her.
Devender Kumar, SHO of DLF Phase-1 police station, said, “We received complaints from both sides and cases have been registered against both parties, including the traffic personnel.”