In a dramatic incident, a constable and a motorcycle-borne youth reached a compromise in the middle of the road, but not before the common man bore the brunt of a 30-minute traffic jam between Spice Chowk and Balongi. More than a 1,000 vehicles cross the road in an hour.
It all started when motorcyclist Manish Harchand, 25, of Phase-4, turned towards Balongi from Spice Chowk and constable Jagjit Singh Sahota signaled him to stop.
When the Gurdaspur resident, working in Mohali’s Industrial Area, reportedly attempted to flee, the enraged constable flung the stick he was carrying hitting Harchand on the nose, sparking off an ugly confrontation.
Harchand, bleeding from the nose, stopped his bike in the middle of the road, and entered into an argument with the constable.
As the ruckus unfolded, a long queue of vehicles lined up on the road. Harchand insisted that he wanted to lodge a complaint against constable Sahota, while the cop argued that Harchand was without helmet, had jumped a red light and attempted to obstruct a public servant from doing his duty.
Harchand admitted that he was not wearing a helmet, but claimed that he did not jump the red light.
“The cop did not signal me to stop, but jumped before my bike in sudden and rash manner. I lost balance and then he flung a stick at me,” Harchand alleged.
At last, the matter ended in a compromise after the biker and the constable apologised to each other and no case was registered. Some food for thought, forwards.