Navi Mumbai police chief assaulted me: Traffic cop
A Mumbai traffic police constable has alleged that Navi Mumbai police commissioner Ahmad Javed had assaulted and threatened him outside a multiplex at Nariman Point on April 3. HT reports.mumbai Updated: Apr 09, 2011 01:11 IST
A Mumbai traffic police constable has alleged that Navi Mumbai police commissioner Ahmad Javed had assaulted and threatened him outside a multiplex at Nariman Point on April 3.
In a complaint filed on Monday before Brijeshkumar Singh, additional commissioner of police (traffic), Jagannath Sawant alleged that Javed had assaulted and threatened him after an argument over moving Singh’s official vehicle which was parked next to Javed’s private car.
Following the complaint, Rajkumar Vhatkar, deputy commissioner of police (operations), on Friday, sought a detailed report from Singh.
“The complainant and the vehicle over which the alleged dispute took place are connected to Singh. Hence, the report has been sought from him,” Vhatkar.
“We will determine our next course of action after we receive the report.”
While Singh said he was yet to receive the communication, Javed refuted the allegations.
“I did not assault or threaten him. He [Sawant] was not moving the official car and it was obstructing the way. Like any other motorist, I told him [Sawant] to move the vehicle. When he did not after telling him repeatedly to do so, I raised my voice and told him that I too am from the [police] department,” Javed told the Hindustan Times.
Earlier in the day, home minister RR Patil had summoned Javed to explain the incident.
Sources said if Sawant’s complaint was found to be correct, a case would be registered against Javed for assaulting a public servant.
And, if Sawant’s complaint is found false, he faces suspension for levelling wrong allegations against a superior officer.
In his complaint, Sawant alleged that on the night of April 3 night “a person claiming to be Navi Mumbai commissioner had entered into an unnecessary argument” with him and threatened him after asking if he worked with Brijeshkumar Singh.
Sawant said he was about to go for dinner along with one Akhade, driver of Singh’s official vehicle, when a person got into a Tata Nano car parked next to Singh’s official vehicle.
The person asked Sawant to remove the official vehicle, but even after Sawant told him “they were removing the vehicle” , the person asked if Sawant worked with Singh, the complaint alleges.
“Soon after, the Nano driver came out, caught me by the collar and shouted asking ‘do you know who I am? I am the Navi Mumbai commissioner’,” Sawant has alleged.
“The person then asked my name and threatened to fix me before leaving the spot,” he said.