‘Tipsy’ theatre artiste, son create high drama at police naka in Chandigarh

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2016 12:35 IST
Theatre artiste GS Channi arguing with cops on the road dividing Sectors 16 and 17 in Chandigarh on Wednesday. (Karun Sharma/HT Photo)

City-based theatre artiste GS Channi and his son Gyan Dev Singh allegedly created ruckus for an hour after they were stopped for drunk driving by Chandigarh Police on the road dividing Sectors 16 and 17.

The two, according to the police, sat on the road when the officials stopped their Toyota Innova car and asked the driver (Gyan) to blow into alcometer. The reading came out above the permissible limit.

Channi was sitting next to him.

“If the reading is more than 30ml, the person is considered to be under the influence of alcohol and is challaned. The reading came out to be 70ml. When I was about to issue a challan, they started arguing and were asked to repeat the test. The second reading was 90ml ,” said the police officer.

The police officer said the duo started arguing and refused to sign the challan. They sat on the road and created a ruckus for almost an hour.

Finally, police videographed them and traffic marshal Kulbir Singh and sub-inspector Balbir signed the challan.

They later tried to take their car away, which police opposed, telling them that it had been impounded. Later, they hired a cab. “The police treated us roughly. They (the cops) provoked me and I lost my cool,” the theatre artiste said.

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