A head constable deployed with the Chandigarh traffic police sustained injuries after being knocked down by a car here on Sunday.
Sector 31 police station SHO inspector Kirpal Singh said head constable Rajinder Kumar was deployed at a naka laid near Hallomajra. He signaled the car (CH-03S-3015) to stop but the driver tried to flee the spot and knocked down the constable. He was taken to Government Medical Hospital and College in Sector 32. The accused, Nitin Kumar, of Hallomajra was arrested.
He was booked under Sections 279 (rash driving), 279 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered at the Sector-31 police station.
Rise in incidents
There has been a rise in incidents of police personnel on duty being hit by vehicles. On September 5, a constable deployed with the traffic police sustained injuries after being knocked down by a car.
On August 21, constable Lakhbir Singh deployed at a naka laid near Sector 52 and 53 was hit by a car.
Similarly on July 25, constable Anil Kumar, who is posted with traffic police, was hit at a light point near Sector 31 and 32. On July 13, an inspector, three constables and a home guard volunteer sustained injuries after being hit by vehicles. Similar was the case on March 25, when two personnel were hit by vehicles.