PUNE: A site visitors policeman was dragged on the bonnet of a automotive for nearly one kilometre on a busy highway in Chinchwad space close to Pune after he tried to cease the car as its driver and one other occupant have been discovered not sporting face masks amid the pandemic, a police official mentioned on Friday.
The incident occurred on Thursday night and the site visitors constable, Abasaheb Sawant, suffered a leg damage in it, he mentioned.
The automotive driver, recognized as Yuvraj Hanuvate (49), has been arrested, police mentioned.
#WATCH | Pune: An on-duty Visitors Police personnel was dragged on the bonnet of a automotive in Pimpri-Chinchwad after he tried to cease the car.
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“Sawant and different personnel of the site visitors police have been posted on responsibility at Ahimsa Chowk in Chinchwad on Thursday night. They have been amassing nice from folks discovered driving or driving with out sporting face masks and for different traffic-related offences,” the official from Chinchwad police station mentioned.
“At the moment, Sawant and his colleagues discovered Hanuvate driving the automotive with out sporting a face masks. There was one other occupant within the car, who additionally didn’t put on a masks. The policemen signaled Hanuvate to cease the automotive. Nevertheless, as an alternative of stopping, the accused elevated the pace of the car in a bid to flee,” he mentioned.
“As Sawant was standing in entrance of the automotive, he fell on its bonnet and clung on to it. The accused didn’t cease the automotive and stored on driving with Sawant on the bonnet for far,” he added.
Speaking to PTI, Sawant mentioned the accused stored on driving the automotive with him on the bonnet for practically one kilometre, earlier than being stopped by different folks on the highway.
“In the course of the incident, I obtained an damage to my leg because it got here below the wheel,” he added.
Chinchwad police have booked and arrested Hanuvate, a resident of Pimple Nilakh space, below IPC sections 307 (try and homicide), 353 (assault or prison power to discourage a public servant from discharge of his responsibility), 333 (voluntarily inflicting grievous damage to discourage public servant from responsibility) and related sections of the Motor Car Act.