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Auto driver held for beating up on-duty traffic cop in Noida

The policeman had asked the driver to move his auto from the main carriageway of a road

noida Updated: Jun 04, 2017 23:07 IST
Sohil Sehran
Sohil Sehran
Hindustan Times
Noida,traffic police,sector 93
The policeman was admitted to a local hospital with minor injuries.(Representative Image)

A 31-year-old traffic policeman was allegedly beaten up by an autorickshaw driver when he was on duty at an intersection in Sector 93 on Friday.

Police said the policeman, Yogender Yadav, was managing traffic at 9am when the driver stopped his shared auto on the road, looking for passengers. As he was obstructing vehicular movement, Yadav repeatedly told him to move the auto away from the main carriageway.

However, the driver, Ram Babu, 28, a resident of Bulandshahr, did not listen to him. Police said Yadav went up to him twice and asked him to park the auto elsewhere to allow traffic to move, but the driver started arguing and allegedly beat Yadav up with a baton.

During the alleged attack, Yadav received minor injuries on his arms and legs. Police also claimed that Yadav’s uniform was torn by the driver. Passersby who spotted the scuffle caught hold on Ram Babu, took away his baton and called the police control room.

Babu was then handed over to the police and an injured Yadav was shifted to a nearby hospital. He later filed a written complaint at the Phase 2 police station where a case was registered.

Confirming the receipt of the complaint, Shawez Khan, SHO, Phase 2, said, “There were many eyewitnesses who saw Ram Babu attacking the policeman. We produced him in court the same day and he was sent to judicial custody.”

The policeman, Yadav, said, “There is a high flow of traffic on the route during rush hours and if a vehicle is parked wrongly, traffic starts piling up. I told the auto driver to move the auto from the main carriage way, but he did not pay attention. I again went to him and repeated the same, but he got down and attacked me with the baton.”

First Published: Jun 04, 2017 23:07 IST