Brothers assault traffic cop

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Aug 2017 10:29:41


Staff Reporter,

PEOPLE saw high drama at Samvidhan Square on Wednesday morning after two brothers thrashed a traffic constable besides hurling obscene abuses at him when he and his colleague were taking photograph of one of them on a mobile phone for riding motorcyle without helmet. Other traffic cops overpowered the duo who was later arrested by Sitabuldi Police. Identified as Samay Ganesh Marawar (31) and his brother Varay Ganesh Marawar (25), the accused are residents of C/23, Jeevan Chhaya Society, Ramdaspeth.

Around 11.05 am, police personnel attached to Traffic Chamber II, were deployed at Samvidhan Square near Reserve Bank of India. Samay and Varay Marawar, who were on a Bajaj Avenger motorcycle (MH-31/BB-6269), stopped at the traffic signal near Samvidhan Square. One of them who was riding the bike was not sporting headgear. Woman Police Constable (WPC) Sarika was taking photograph of the mobike rider for sending an e-challan. Marawar brothers allegedly shouted at her saying that she had no right to take their photographs. WPC Sarika called her colleague Constable Sandeep Virat Ingley. When he came, Marawar brothers started creating scenes and abusing him.

Sandeep asked them to park their bike by the roadside and show driving licence. Instead of co-operating with the constable, Marawar brothers drove the bike on him. As Sandeep suffered internal injuries, he caught the brothers duo immediately and called his colleagues. However, one of the two brothers slapped Sandeep and also thrashed Head Constable Prakash Lengule. Other cops overpowered Marawar brothers. Lengule contacted Control Room Officer on walkie talkie and informed him about the incident. Soon, DCP (Traffic) Ravindrasingh Pardeshi arrived at the spot.

Marawar brothers were then handed over to Sitabuldi Police who arrested them on charges under Sections 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 332 (Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 294 (Hurling obscene abuses), 323 (Voluntarily causing hurt) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code, read with Sections 129 and 177 of Motor Vehicle Act, following Constable Sandeep’s complaint.