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Thane traffic cop tows scooter, slaps owner, man slaps back

An inquiry into the matter has been initiated and a non-cognizable complaint has been registered against the accused at the Central police station.

mumbai Updated: Feb 12, 2018 00:57 IST
Arvind Walmiki
Arvind Walmiki
Hindustan Times
Thane,Ulhasnagar,Traffic Police
A screengrab of the alleged incident that went viral.(HT PHOTO)

A 50-year-old man allegedly slapped a traffic police constable after the latter slapped him while he was towing the man’s two-wheeler at Ulhasnagar on Sunday afternoon.

The accused, Jawahar Vasumal Lulla, a resident of Ulhasnagar, was detained for questioning. An inquiry into the matter has been initiated and a non-cognizable complaint has been registered against the accused at the Central police station.

A video of the man slapping traffic constable S Patil has been circulated on Whatsapp by a local resident.

“Lulla had parked his Activa on the road side which was a no-parking zone. After giving a warning, Patil towed Lulla’s Activa”. As Patil towed the two-wheeler, Lulla held the door of the towing van. “The driver of the towing van drove the vehicle for a few metres. Lulla kept forcing Patil to release his Activa. Patil kept asking Lulla to pay fine and but Lulla was not in no mood to listen. After Patil stopped the towing van and got off, Patil slapped Lulla and in return Lulla slapped Patil”, said an inspector of the Central police station.

After this, a passer-by who witnessed the incident rushed to the spot and the matter was taken to the police station.

Deputy commissioner of police, zone 4, Ankit Goyal said “We are looking in to the matter and we have also got the video which was taken by some passerby. We will take legal action against the culprit”.

First Published: Feb 12, 2018 00:57 IST