Chandigarh, April 12:Three persons, including a woman, have been booked by the UT police for allegedly manhandling a sub-inspector of the traffic wing over wrong parking. An eyewitness made a video of the incident that went viral in which the SI is seen kicking and manhandling one of the suspects.
According to the police, the complainant, Sub-Inspector Ranjit Singh, alleged that Ranjit Jha, Dilkush Jha and Richa deterred him from discharging his duty at the Sector 34 market on April 11. In his complaint, the SI stated that a car was parked on a pedestrian path following which it was challaned after which the motorists left from there. It has
been alleged that Ranjit arrived at the spot and started arguing with the police for “wrongly challaing” the motorists. The SI claimed that in the meanwhile, another person and a woman also arrived there. All three abused and manhandled him.
The police were informed about the incident, after which police personnel from the Sector 34 police station reached the spot.
A case under Sections 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from his duty), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from the discharge of his duty), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of a common intention) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the suspects at the Sector 34 police station.
Ranjit, a resident of Phase IV, Mohali, and Dilkush, a resident of Raipur Khurd, have been arrested in the case.
Traffic cop caught on the wrong foot
A video made by an eyewitness shows SI Ranjit Singh misbehaving and kicking one of the suspects. The SI is seen holding the suspect by his neck and manhandling him. The SI purportedly got annoyed after the suspect tried to take his photo, got down from the police vehicle and kicked him.
SSP marks inquiry
SSP (Traffic) Shashank Anand has marked an inquiry into the incident, which will be conducted by a DSP of the traffic wing.