The Vile Parle police arrested a couple for allegedly assaulting and threatening a traffic police constable in Vile Parle (East) on Sunday. The constable had asked them to not park their car at a traffic signal.
According to the Vile Parle police, the incident took place around 7.30pm at Bhogle Chowk traffic signal on Nehru Road near Shiv Sagar hotel, where the couple parked their car. Constable Mahendra Shinde, 37, asked them to move their car as it was blocking traffic.
At this, the husband, Kashyap Patel, told Shinde that he would move the car in ten minutes. When Shinde started noting their vehicle’s registration number to book them for illegal parking and blocking traffic, an enraged Patel threatened and assaulted him. He also damaged Shinde’s e-challan device. Meanwhile, Kashyap’s wife Nisha threatened to make a video of the incident and said that she would get him suspended. Shinde then called the police control room and they were taken to the Vile Parle police station.
“There was traffic congestion due to ongoing construction work and their car was further aggravating the traffic snarl,” said senior inspector Laxman Chavan of Vile Parle police station.
An FIR was registered against the couple under section 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation), 186 (Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.
“They have been remanded to police custody by a magistrate court for a day,” Chavan said.