Two inebriated bikers assaulted a traffic constable after they crashed into a car in Andheri (West) around 5 pm on Friday. The DN Nagar police have arrested the two.
The constable, Sanjay Navale, was assaulted when he intervened in a road-rage incident involving the bikers near DN Nagar metro station. Navale, who is with the DN Nagar traffic division, was on duty when he was alerted about traffic congestion at the junction.
There, he saw two men on a bike – Vicky Salve, 21, and Ram Bansode, 29 – who had crashed into a car ahead of them.
Salve and Bansode were arguing with the driver of the car when Navale got there.
“When constable Navale intervened, the bikers assaulted him. A passerby helped the constable and the two men were eventually brought to the police station,” said an officer from DN Nagar police station. Navale told HT, “They had a bottle of alcohol and were riding without helmets. I asked them for their licence but they started abusing me and then attacked me.”
The two men, both residents of Chembur, had gone to Versova beach as it was raining in the morning.
A police source said they got drunk at the beach and were returning on the bike when they met with the accident and then attacked the constable.
One of the men works as an operator at a cybercafé and the other at a juice center, said police.
A source confirmed that the police have seized a bottle of alcohol that the men were carrying.
Police officials said they will also approach the Regional Transport Office to get the men’s licences suspended.
Salve and Bansode have been charged with assaulting a public servant and criminal intimidation under the Indian Penal Code, apart from various sections of the Motor Vehicles Act.