In yet another incident of traffic police being victimised on roads, an on-duty 42-year-old police constable suffered injuries when a speeding biker rammed into him after jumping a signal in Byculla on Thursday. However, the Byculla police made clear that the youth did not intend to injure the constable and it was an accident.
This happened after traffic head constable Vilas Shinde, 51, died in the intensive care unit of Lilavati Hospital in Bandra (west) on Wednesday afternoon, nine days after he was assaulted by two brothers at a petrol pump in Khar.
According to Byculla police, the incident occurred around 3 pm on Thursday. The traffic constable Mahadev Kumbhar, a resdient of Thane, was posted at Dockyard road station signal in front of Gangabavdi quarters in Mazgaon.
Kumbhar signalled the 18-year-old youth to stop his Honda Activa scooter because the motorist had jumped the signal. “The motorist who was wearing a helmet applied brakes. The bike skid and hit Kumbhar who fell down,” said the investigating official of the case.
Kumbhar has suffered injuries on his right leg and back and also a minor injury on his head. He is admitted to JJ hospital and is currently stable.
The 18-year-old has been booked for rash, negligent and dangerous driving, causing grievous hurt and for jumping signal under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Motor Vehicles Act. He has been arrested and will be produced before a magistrate court.