Traffic cop thrashed by miscreants

Published at June 14, 2018 12:38 AM 0Comment(s)4113views

Have detained erring driver, seized his car: SHO Kothibagh

Irfan Yattoo

Srinagar, June 13:

 A traffic cop was thrashed by some people on Wednesday here at Residency Road for allegedly stopping them from parking their vehicle illegally. A video in this regard has gone viral on social networking sites.
In a 54-second video clip, a traffic cop is seen thrashed by a group of commuters after he chased a driver forcing him to ram his car into other vehicles.
The cop on duty tried to stop a vehicle, but when the driver didn’t stop he chased the vehicle and pulled out the key when the car was in motion. The driver lost the control and the vehicle rammed into other vehicles, he said.
The commuters whose vehicles were damaged came out of their vehicles and accused the cop for the mess. They manhandled and thrashed the cop but the intervention of passersby saved him.
The incident happened at the time when there is a huge rush of shoppers in the City Centre on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr and traffic police is facing tough time to regulate traffic.
SSP Traffic, Tahir Geelani told Rising Kashmir that it is unfortunate that people thrashed a cop on duty. Police is investigating the matter, he said.
SHO Kotibagh, Abdul Rashid said they have registered FIR No. 50/ 2018 and the driver has been arrested along with his car.
“We are ascertaining the facts and investigation is going on,” he said.


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