Four-year jail, 5,000 fine for man who dragged cop on bonnet
Nearly 18 months after a speeding car dragged a traffic constable for around a km after it was signaled to stop on August 14, 2014, the driver has been sentenced to four years in jail and has also been fined Rs 5,000.punjab Updated: Feb 26, 2016 11:50 IST
Nearly 18 months after a speeding car dragged a traffic constable for around a km after it was signaled to stop on August 14, 2014, the driver has been sentenced to four years in jail and has also been fined Rs 5,000.
An attempt to murder case was registered in the case.
On the day of the crime, constable Davinder Singh had signalled the driver of a luxury car Aftab Singh Gill, a resident of Moga, to stop near the Matka Chowk as Aftab was on his mobile.
However, in an attempt to escape, Aftab — who was accompanied by a friend Karanbir Singh — hit the constable with his car and dragged him on the bonnet for around 500m and and had then attempted to flee from the spot..
Following the incident, the police had booked Aftab and Karambir Singh, a resident of Sector 33, for assaulting a public servant on duty and attempt to murder.
Karambir has also been sentenced to jail for two years and has also been fined Rs 2,000 for his involvement in the crime.
VIDEO HAD GONE VIRAL
The case hogged media limelight as the video of the cop being dragged — shot from another vehicle that happened to be on the spot went viral.
The cop had gathered praise for his doggedness as he stayed put on the bonnet.
Finally, the accused driver was chased by a Police Control Room (PCR) van and nabbed.
He was booked under Sections 353 (assaulting a public servant on duty) and Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code.