ITBP officer’s driver held for creating ruckus near Chandigarh, was in official car
In Dhanas to pick up wife, he switches on siren, plays loud music outside brother-in-law’s house at nightpunjab Updated: Oct 30, 2017 13:08 IST
Creating ruckus using his boss’ official vehicle and flaunting his ‘VIP’ status landed the driver of a deputy inspector general (DIG) of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in police custody late on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.
Ram Jawari, 26, who stays at the ITBP lines near the old airport, reached his brother-in-law Sanjeev’s house in Dhanas around 11.30pm on Saturday. His wife had come to visit her brother earlier in the day and he was there to pick her up. Jawari was driving the DIG’s official Toyoto Innova and was allegedly in an inebriated condition.
“Jawari was badly drunk and was loudly calling out his wife’s and her family members’ names outside the house,” said Harvinder Kumar, a Dhanas resident, who is the complainant.
He also switched on the vehicle’s siren, put on loud music and opened its four windows, alleged Kumar.
‘Threw bricks at us’
“When the neighbours rushed out, they saw Jawari shouting and also manhandling his wife,” he said. When the residents told him to put off the siren and loud music, Jawari allegedly warned them, stated that his boss is present in the city and he will get all of them arrested in minutes. “We tried our level best to avoid any argument, but he started throwing bricks and stones at us,” alleged the complainant.
Sources said the ruckus lasted till 1:30am, when finally a police control room (PCR) vehicle arrived there.
“We have booked the accused under Section 107/51 of the Criminal Procedure Code,” said Sarangpur station house officer (SHO) Shadi Lal. “The car is also in our custody.” He was later released on bail. The SHO withheld the name of the ITBP officer, but confirmed he is of the DIG rank. Meanwhile, a village elder said police should investigate how the driver was using the senior officer’s vehicle for personal use.