Despite a ban on two wheelers on the JJ flyover, a 38-year-old housewife from Byculla injured a constable who tried to stop her from travelling on the flyover on Saturday.
It’s been six months but the riders have not accepted the ban and continue to use the flyover.
The commuters earlier complained that the absence of traffic policemen on either ends of the flyover was the reason for accidents. However, on Saturday, at 8.80am, Tehsin Mohammad Hakra, who was riding her Honda Activa, tried to get on the flyover despite a traffic policeman attempting to stop her.
The constable, Balam Mulla, 56, from Byculla traffic police chowkie, was on duty when the incident took place. Senior Police Inspector M Patil from Pydhonie traffic police division, said, “When Mulla saw Hakra, he tried to stop her. But she did not have licence and so tried to speed past him.”
Mulla attempted to stop her but her scooter skidded and rammed into Mulla, injuring him. Patil added.
Mulla raised an alarm and alerted other constables who nabbed Hakra and rushed him to the JJ Hospital. He suffered minor injuries and is now out of danger.
Hakra has been arrested on the charges of rash and negligent driving, an officer said, requesting anonymity.
Traffic police officers say that the bikers do not have any respect for law. “The ban has been imposed to save their lives after a series of accidents took place on the curves of the flyover. But they [two-wheelers] have not stopped travelling,” said a traffic police officer on condition of anonymity.
“There is a risk to the life of the traffic policeman at that spot. But the bikers don’t seem to listen and speed past them. If the traffic policeman tries to do his duty by stopping them, he gets injured,” he added.