Nagpur: In yet another incident of assault on traffic cop, a mob of unruly men heckled and manhandled a police constable on duty. The accused men damaged the official vehicle of the constable and also escaped with the main accused who was caught by the policeman for violation of traffic rules. The audacious incident took place on Manewada Road, opposite Bangde Ghee Bhandar on Tuesday night. Five men and their accomplices have been booked in this connection. The main accused has not been identified.
The trouble started when the police constable Rakesh Rameshchandra Gaur (54), attached to Traffic Branch, East Division, was on duty along with a colleague around 8.15 pm on Tuesday. Gaur and his colleague were patrolling the Manewada Road on their official vehicle (motorcycle). Near Bangde Ghee Bhandar on the road, both the cops noticed a man riding a Honda Shine bike dangerously. Subsequently, Gaur stopped him and found the rider under the influence of liquor. The traffic cop asked him to accompany them for further action. The accused rider not only disregarded the cops but also created a scene by shouting at the cops. The main accused, who has not been identified, assembled four other accused namely Kailash Umesh Umbre (26), resident of Bidipeth, Nagraj Maranna Manpatti (32), resident of Ladikar Layout, Rajkumar Ramlakhan Shahu (36), resident of Kalyaneshwar, Besa and other accomplices. All the accused started heckling and manhandling the traffic cop Rakesh Gaur and his colleague. Later, the unruly men not only damaged the official vehicle of the cops but also escaped with the main accused who was caught by Gaur for drunken driving.
Hudkeshwar PSI R R Sawant, based on the complaint lodged by Gaur, booked all the accused under Sections 332, 353, 143, 147, 186 of the IPC read with Section 135 of Maharashtra Police Act and Sub-Sections 184, 185 of Motor Vehicles Act. The accused have also been booked under Section 3 of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act. Some of the accused have reportedly been arrested.But the fact could not be verified.