Youth held for assaulting 2 traffic policemen

A youth has been arrested for assaulting two traffic policemen at Mehrauli in south Delhi, police said on Sunday. The two policemen had gone to check on a road rage incident in the area.

Irresponsible motorists often assault traffic policemen in the Capital despite being on the wrong side of the law.

Kashi Kamath, a resident of Satbari, was arrested over a complaint by Shivdeep and Gopal. The incident happened on Friday, said deputy commissioner of police (south) Chhaya Sharma.

According to the two policemen, they were assaulted by the youth when they tried to intervene in a fight between two car drivers in front of Tivoli Garden Resort at Chhattarpur at 7.30 pm.

“The two cops were clearing traffic in front of the resort when they saw a traffic jam 50 metres away. When they went there, they saw a Maruti Van and a Chevrolet Tavera obstructing traffic. The drivers were arguing over a minor incident on the road,” Sharma said.

When the two officials asked the drivers to clear the road, Kashi, who was sitting inside the Maruti Van, came out and started hitting them.

“Kashi was allegedly drunk. He also allegedly snatched the name plates pinned on the shirts of the policemen and threw them away,” said Sharma.

Kashi then fled from the spot. He was arrested within hours after the two cops gave the details about the vehicle.

A case has been filed against him with Mehrauli police station. He faces charges of obstructing public servants while doing their duty.

If convicted, he could be fined or imprisoned for two years.

In another incident last month, two youths had assaulted a constable with a hammer after the cop did not allow them to drink at a public place. The youths had also shot an income tax officer who had come to the rescue of the cop.

Constable Chandra Vijay Singh had sustained fractures in his ankle and wrist, while the I-T official received a bullet injury in his cheek.

The two accused were drinking in their car parked near a market in Sarojini Nagar when Singh, patrolling on his bike, had asked them to stop.

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