Nagpur: In an outrageous incident on Wednesday evening, a traffic policeman was dragged on a car’s bonnet for a few meters by a young driver who tried to evade the cops after jumping a signal.
The shocking incident took place at the busy Kriplani Square on Wardha Road. Alert citizens caught the accused and thrashed him for his rude behaviour. The accused, identified as Pratik Motghare, a resident of Kamgar Nagar, Kapil Nagar, has been taken into custody by the police.
According to the police, NPC Prafulla Bondre, attached to Sitabuldi Division (Traffic), and other traffic cops were managing traffic on the busy Kriplani Square on Wednesday. Due to cement road work, a lane of the road connecting Kriplani Square with Rahate Colony Square was closed, leading to high traffic congestion. While moving towards Rahate Colony Square from Kriplani Square, accused Motghare jumped the traffic signal. NPC Bondre stopped Motghare’s car and signalled him to take the vehicle to the roadside. Motghare stopped the car for a while and suddenly moved ahead at a great speed, taking NPC Bondre by surprise. NPC Bondre jumped on the car bonnet and held on dangerously while Motghare attempted to flee.
Other policemen ran towards the speeding car. The driver stopped the vehicle with NPC Bondre still on its bonnet, about 100 meters from the square. Alert citizens surrounded the car and caught hold of Motghare, who rudely questioned them for the obstruction. The citizens gave him a sound thrashing and handed him over to the police.
Motghare was taken to Bajaj Nagar Police Station. Senior Police Inspector Vitthalsingh Rajput of Bajaj Nagar Police Station said that a case under Sections 279 and 186 of the Indian Penal Code would be registered against Motghare. NPC Bondre said that when Motghare started driving the car, he climbed on the bonnet, but the former did not stop the vehicle. Motghare also tried to get him off the vehicle by applying brakes, he added.