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Woman constable from Navi Mumbai injured after SUV hits her, driver absconding

The cop suspected that the driver might be drunk and hence signalled him to stop.

mumbai Updated: May 27, 2018 00:32 IST
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Hindustan Times
The incident took place on the Sion-Panvel highway.(Representational photo)

A 27-year-old constable of the Navi Mumbai traffic unit suffered injuries on her right leg after she was hit by a sport utility vehicle (SUV) on the Sion-Panvel highway on Friday. The constable, AS Rahane, was trying to stop the SUV to check if the driver was drunk.

When she asked the driver to park the vehicle, he hit her and then sped away, a senior police officer said.

“Rahane and some other traffic officials had been deployed near the Kalamboli junction, where the Mumbai-Pune expressway starts. They were checking vehicles going towards Panvel and Pune from the Mumbai side,” said police naik Sudhir Kadam from the Kalamboli police station. “The SUV was overcrowded with passengers and was moving in a zigzag fashion. Rahane suspected that the driver might be drunk and hence signalled him to stop. However, the driver hit her on the right leg, and sped away,” he said.

“Rahane was taken to the MGM hospital and is now stable,” Kadam said.

An FIR was registered under sections 279, 337, 338 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sections 134, 184 and 174 of the Motor Vehicle (MV) Act. “Rahane did not remember the registration number of the vehicle. We are now trying to get it by examining the CCTV footage. We hope to make a breakthrough soon,” another police official said.

Rajendra Mane, deputy commissioner of police (Zone II) said, “We have taken the matter seriously. Our first priority is to identify the owner by finding out its registration number. If need be, ask for help from the RTO.”

First Published: May 27, 2018 00:31 IST