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Auto driver held for knocking down constable

A case was registered against the driver for obstructing a public servant from discharging his duty

mumbai Updated: Oct 08, 2016 23:29 IST
Farhan Shaikh
Attack on cops
Pirjade sustained injuries on his leg when the vehicle ran over his foot.(HT File Photo)

An autorickshaw driver was held for knocking down a Mumbai traffic police constable on the Western Express Highway on Friday around 9:30pm.

Constable Javed Pirjade, 38, was at a checkpoint on the WEH at the end of the Andheri flyover when the incident took place. He spotted an approaching auto and signalled to the auto driver to halt. However, the driver did not slow down.

“Instead of stopping at the policeman’s signal, the driver continued to speed up and then hit the constable. We have registered a case against the driver for obstructing a public servant from discharging his duty,” said Raksha Maharao, senior inspector at Vile Parle police station.

Pirjade sustained injuries on his leg when the vehicle ran over his foot. He also sustained a few bruises due to the impact of the crash.

Police personnel were able to get the registration number of the auto rickshaw and were thus able to trace its driver on Saturday morning.

The accused, identified as Ramsinghar Gautam, was placed under arrest on the same day. He has been booked under sections 353, 332, and 337 of the Indian Penal Code along with section 177 of the Motor Vehicles Act.

Past incidents

Oct 6: A 45-year-old traffic constable was assaulted by a pillion rider after he was stopped for riding a bike without a helmet in Borivli. The accused, Kartik Shetty, was drunk at the time

Oct 1: A 46-year-old woman biker allegedly roughed up a woman police sub-inspector after the officer stopped her for riding without a helmet and asked her to pay a fine

September 6: Four people in Kalyan were booked for attempt to murder after they tried to drown a police officer during the immersion of a Ganesh idol. A video of the incident went viral on social media.

September 6: A woman police constable with the Vile Parle police station was allegedly slapped and kicked by a motorist, who she caught for riding without a helmet

August 23: Traffic constable Vilas Shinde was attacked at a Khar petrol pump after he spotted an underage biker riding without a helmet. The minor and his brother allegedly assaulted him and he succumbed to head injuries nine days later.