Techie fights with cabbie, hits cop

Techie fights with cabbie, hits cop

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An IT professional was arrested for assaulting a policeman who intervened to resolve a dispute he had with an Uber driver in Somasundrapalya in Southeast Bengaluru on April 10.

The police said Vishranth Maracha, 24, an engineer with an IT firm and a resident of Doddatoguru in Electronics City, quarrelled with the Uber driver in an inebriated condition without paying the fare.

Police constable Murthy V K, on the night beat with colleague Lal Saab Nadaf, reached the spot in their Hoysala vehicle, having received a call from the control room that a man was arguing with the Uber driver across Poorvi Lotus Apartments.

The policemen are attached to the Bandepalaya police station.

When Murthy intervened to stop the quarrel, Maracha asked him what his problem was since the driver and him were sorting out the issue among themselves.

After heated arguments, Maracha hit the policeman and tore off his uniform. Murthy fell to the ground and injured his hand and knee.

Hauled up to police station

Nadaf rescued Murthy from Maracha and the duo, aided by the Uber driver, bundled the techie into the vehicle and rode him to the police station.

The Bandepalaya police booked Maracha under IPC Sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public
servant from discharge of his duty), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace).

Maracha told the police that he was returning in the Uber cab from an office party and quarrelled with the driver over the fare.

He was produced before the magistrate and was remanded to judicial custody.

Another incident 

In a similar incident, a mini-goods vehicle driver assaulted a traffic constable who flagged him for rash and negligent driving in Ramamurthy Nagar on Thursday.

Somappa K, the constable attached with the KR Puram traffic police, filed a complaint with the Ramamurthy Nagar police who arrested the accused, Saravanan.

Saravanan drove the Tata Ace in a rash manner near the Anandpura Cross junction when Somappa flagged him. Saravanan manhandled and hit Somappa’s head with a stone. The accused has been produced before the magistrate and remanded to judicial custody.