Cops try to stop traffic offenders, get beaten up
Taking the law into their own hands, traffic offenders beat up four policemen who tried to prosecute them for violating rules in three separate incidents on Friday.
The first incident took place around 11:30 am near Govindpuri at Kalkaji in South Delhi when a PCR van stopped a biker who was not wearing a safety helmet.
The man started arguing with the PCR men, saying that they were not authorised to book him for any violation.
“The PCR men tried to reason with him that according to a recent order, select traffic policemen are posted in PCR vans to enforce discipline on the road. A crowd, which had gathered by that time, refused to listen to them and beat them up,” said S.N. Srivastava, Joint Commissioner of
Head Constable Omprakash and Constable Rohtash were both rushed to AIIMS. The culprits fled.
The second incident took place in the Delhi Cantonment area when a constable on a motorcycle chased an over-speeding tempo on the airport road. The accused called his friends, who beat up the policeman and ran away from the spot.
The third incident happened in Moti Nagar when the police stopped a 21-year-old man for driving his car against the flow of traffic.
The accused, Kapil Kumar, owner of a fast food restaurant in the area, beat up constable Sanjeev, tore his diary and abused him.
“Our mobile traffic team has been effectively chasing and challaning people. There is a lot of police presence on the roads these days to curb traffic violations. These incidents reflect the resistance among people against the enforcement of rules,” said the officer.