A 45-year-old traffic constable was assaulted by three bikers he had stopped for riding without wearing helmets.
Vishnu Joshi , the constable, stopped Kartik Shetty, who was riding without a helmet and travelling with two other pillion riders. Joshi asked Shetty for his license, and this led to an altercation between the constable and the three riders.
Joshi told the Borivli police the three men punched him repeatedly after he fell to the ground. They stopped only after passersby intervened and caught Shetty. Joshi was rushed to a nearby hospital and the Borivli police was alerted.
This is not the first such attacks on traffic constables on-duty. Most recently, a traffic head constable was assaulted by two brothers at a petrol pump in Khar. Vilas Shinde, 51, died nine days later.
Shetty is in custody, but the other two accused managed to flee. The police have arrested Shetty for rash driving and assaulting a public servant.