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Man booked for dragging traffic cop at check post while attempting escape

A 42-year-old man was remanded to judicial custody by a local court in Pimpri for dragging a traffic policeman on his two-wheeler while attempting to escape a nakabandi checkpost
By HT Correspondent, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 10:26 PM IST

A 42-year-old man was remanded to judicial custody by a local court in Pimpri for dragging a traffic policeman on his two-wheeler while attempting to escape a nakabandi checkpost.

The traffic cop’s hand was stuck on the arrested man’s motorbike on Friday evening while he was on duty in front of an Indian Oil petrol pump along Wakad-Hinjewadi road

The injured policeman was identified as constable Shankar Tukaram Ingale (47) working at Hinjewadi traffic division of Pimpri-Chinchwad police. The arrested man was identified as Sanjay Eknath Shedge (42), a resident of Adhale Khurd area of Maval in Pune, according to the police. He was remanded to judicial custody of 14 days for his crime by a local court.

Shedge was riding on a Hero Honda Pleasure around 5:30pm on Friday when Ingale stopped him in order to check his papers at the nakabandi check-post that he was manning, according to his complaint.

The man stopped and started his vehicle immediately after being asked to show registration; constable Ingale recorded in his complaint.

“Ingale’s hand got stuck in the fibre carrier attached to the back of the vehicle when the accused tried to run away. He ran away but he was chased and arrested,” said police sub inspector Jitendra Girnar of Wakad police station who is investigating the case.

In the CCTV of the crime that emerged on Saturday, it can be seen that, Shedge dragged the policeman to about 50 feet distance before he was stopped.

Ingale has sustained injuries on his left knee, right heel, and other parts of his body.

A case under Sections 353 and 332 of Indian Penal Code along with Sections 184 and 132(1) with179 of the Motor Vehicle Act was registered at Wakad police station.

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