Cops under attack: BWSSB waterjet driver among 3 booked

Cops under attack: BWSSB waterjet driver among 3 booked

Surely, the city police deserve praise for people-friendly policing. However, there is a recent spurt in incidents of policemen being abused and assaulted.

Recently, two incidents were reported at the Indiranagar police station.

Basavaraj Julpi, 26, a constable at the Halasuru traffic station was abused and assaulted by a driver of a BWSSB waterjet vehicle after the former questioned him for blocking traffic on the busy 100 feet road Monday morning.

Julpi was manning traffic on the 100 feet road when he noticed the BWSSB vehicle parked in the middle of the stretch.

Julpi asked the driver to move the vehicle aside. In response, the driver, Puttaswamy (35), hurled abuses and roughed up Julpi. Hearing the commotion, head constable Srinivas rushed to his colleague’s help. The accused overpowered the duo, assaulted them and tore their uniforms.

Cops then somehow bundle up the accused and brought him to the station. Based on a complaint, the Indiranagar police arrested the driver booking him for assault.

In a similar incident, beat constable M D Hameed, 27, was beaten up by a group of drunk men when he tried to disperse them in front of a pub along the 100 feet road in Indira Nagar on Sunday morning.

The group including women was drinking in public, creating nuisance shouting at each other. A few residents nearby alerted the police who rushed to the spot. At around 1.30 am when Hameed told the group to wind up and go home, they abused the policeman and insisted they would stay.

Hameed tried to reason, but they attacked him instead. Hameed alerted the control room and sought backup. Two of them assaulted head constable Sanganna Gowda Patil and police sub-inspector Arun Salunke who reached the spot.

Accused Roshan Netalkar, 42, a resident of Defence Colony, Indiranagar, and Kumar Krishnan, 44, of Basavanagar, were rounded up.