Two cops, posted as personal security guards to Jammu and Kashmir Minister Taj Mohiuddin, were arrested on Monday on charges of attempting to murder a traffic police officer following an altercation.
Police constables Mohammad Shafi and Mohammad Abbas were arrested after the duo allegedly thrashed traffic Sub Inspector Mohan Lal at TRC crossing near Zero Bridge in Srinagar, police sources said.
Lal had objected to minister's cavalcade not following the traffic signal during peak traffic hour which led to an altercation, they said.
Subsequently, the two constables allegedly beat up the traffic police SI, the sources said.
The traffic policeman was hospitalised with severe injury in his left eye, they said.
The two cops have been charged with attempt to murder (307 RPC).