Gurgaon: Another confrontation with cops on MG Road
Police impounded the Brezza SUV of a youth who allegedly refused to take a breathalyser test and got into an argument with cops, threatening them with dire consequencesUpdated: Jul 01, 2017 23:20 IST
With the increase in patrolling and checks on drink driving on MG Road, cases of violators confronting the police are increasingly being reported. In one such incident on Friday night, the police impounded a Brezza SUV belonging to a man who allegedly refused to take a breathalyser test and entered into an argument with traffic police officials.
The SUV belonging to the man, who claimed to be a relative of a former minister, was impounded and he was let off after a warning. Police officials confirmed that the youth was drunk and did not have either the documents of the vehicle nor a driving licence.
According to eyewitnesses, the drunk youth misbehaved with traffic police personnel and threatened them with dire consequence when he was told to take the breathalyser test.
Police officials said the traffic police was conducting a drive against drink driving and checking drivers on Friday night
when the youth in a Red Brezza SUV arrived at the spot. He refused to take the test and started arguing.
“The car has been impounded for traffic offences, but no case was registered as it was a minor argument,” said an official of Sector 29 police station.
In another incident on Friday, a PCR van had to intervene in a brawl on the road connecting Huda City Centre Metro Station with MG Road near the fire station. “Four persons were beating up a youth from Jharsa. He was saved by the police team,” said a police official.
In another standoff with the police last week, popular Haryanvi singer Fazilpuria had created a ruckus and entered into an argument with officials from Sector 29 police station. He too had refused to take the breath test and his Mercedes Benz was impounded.
Earlier, on June 23, four youth in a black Scorpio had tried to run over the station house officer of Sector 29, Vikas Kaushik, but he managed to step out of the way.
Deepak Saharan, deputy commissioner of police (DCP), east, said, “The police will continue its action against drink driving and ensure that miscreants involved in brawls are put behind bars.”
SHO puts up his number as helpline for stalking victims
To curb crime against women, especially on MG Road, Vikas Kaushik, the station house officer (SHO) of Sector 29, got a board installed on the road displaying his mobile phone number and that of the police station. The numbers are accompanied with the line ‘Getting stalked, please call’. It is meant to help stalking victims.
The move comes in the wake of a number of cases of office goers and pub workers facing assaults or harassment being reported on the busy road. Sandeep Khirwar, police commissioner, Gurgaon, said police officers have been give directions to take cognizance and register complaints in such cases as soon the victim approaches them.