Traffic cop attacked for doing her job

2 Men In SUV Hurled Abuses, Beat Up Woman
The audacity with which traffic rules are violated came to the fore again on Sunday night, when two men driving an SUV physically assaulted a woman traffic constable in Vishrantwadi.While the suspects fled the scene, they were apprehended later in the night. Arvind Vanjari, 40, and 23-year-old Tushar Thorat (the driver) have been arrested under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of the Indian Penal Code.

Around the time of the incident, three traffic personnel were directing the traffic at the chowk. “ Around 8.30pm, one of the traffic constables spotted an SUV driving on the wrong side, via Dhanori towards the chowk,“ assistant inspector Santosh Pailkar of the Vishrantwadi traffic division said.

When the constable stopped the vehicle, the two men in the car started hurling obscenities at him. The lady constable saw the commotion and joined her colleague, asking the men to step out of the vehicle.The suspects then directed their profanity-laced tirade at her.“One of them even kicked and molested her,“ Pailkar added.

As onlookers started gathering, the constables asked the police control room to send reinforcements. However, taking advantage of the crowd, the suspects fled.

Police officials said they are checking if Vanjari has a previous criminal record.

Source : TOI

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