Three policemen arrested for assaulting Traffic Inspector in South Delhi for discharging his duties
The three police personnel were identified as Constable Ashok Kumar, head constable Sarnam, and constable Manoj who assaulted Inspector Rajendra Prasad posted at CR Park and Hauz Khas area in the traffic unit
Three police personnel from Delhi Police held for allegedly assaulting a traffic Inspector at Hauz Khas in South Delhi.
The three police personnel were identified as Constable Ashok Kumar, head constable Sarnam, and constable Manoj.
The incident took place with Inspector Rajendra Prasad posted at CR Park and Hauz Khas area in the traffic unit.
The police said that when the Inspector asked them to move their car as it was parked on the wrong side of the road the accused got angry and allegedly attacked him.
According to his complaint with the police, he and three other police personnel were conducting a ‘special drive’ against persons involved in improper parking or encroachment. The team had prosecuted 59 vehicles found breaking rules. During the drive, around 9 pm, Prasad noticed a white Creta, with tinted windows, parked on the wrong side and obstructing traffic.
When he told the driver to move, he didn’t listen. Inspector Rajendra called HC Bhagirath to prosecute the car through VOCA (violation on camera app). As he clicked a picture of the car, one occupant got out and told him not to (take action) as he was from the Delhi Police. The accused then started to argue with the Inspector and his team. They got into a heated argument after which constable Ashok Kumar slapped him and HC Sarnam also got out of the car. Both of them assaulted the Inspector.
The accused have been booked under IPC sections 186 (voluntarily obstructing public servant), 353 (assaulting public servant) and 332 (causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty).
The inspector said Kumar and Sarnam were caught while Manoj was nabbed while trying to escape with help from a TSR driver nearby. “I was assaulted in uniform while discharging official duty,” reads the FIR.