Army truck driver holds up traffic at Webb's Junction

Army truck driver holds up traffic at Webb's Junction

Close on the heels of a group of armymen beating up a traffic sub-inspector and a constable, and creating ruckus on Commercial Street in central Bengaluru, an army truck driver parked his vehicle in the middle of the road at Webb’s Junction after colliding with a car, leading to huge traffic jam on the busy Cubbon Park road on Friday morning.

Shivaputrappa was on his way to Command Hospital from Shivajinagar when he collided with a car.

After the collision, the damaged car was cleared off the road immediately, but Shivaputrappa refused to move his vehicle until his senior officials visit  the spot and inspect the scene.

Despite repeated requests by the traffic police, Shivaputrappa did not move his vehicle leading to traffic snarls till BRV Junction and Hasanath College for well over an hour.

‘Defiant’
The traffic police tried to convince Shivaputrappa that they had taken the pictures and conducted spot inspection for further investigation, but he insisted that he would remove the vehicle only after senior army officers visit.

But the vehicle was taken away after his senior identified as Kamlesh Kumar arrived to the scene and asked the driver to take away the vehicle.

“This is highly uncalled for. It looks like the army officials are made up their minds to trouble the traffic police after the Commercial Street incident,” a senior police officer said.
Meanwhile, the car owner has filed a complaint against Shivaputrappa following which a case under Section 279 of IPC (rash driving or riding on a public way) has been registered against Shivaputrappa and are waiting for the army officials’ response to inspect the truck involved in the accident.

Sheep merchant killed
A 31-year-old sheep merchant was killed while his friend suffered injuries in a road accident on Richmond flyover on Thursday night.

The deceased has been identified as Kamal Abbas and the injured, Amjad Hussain, said the police. They were residents of DJ Halli.

According to the police, Abbas and Hussain were returning home on bike from a funeral around 11.30 pm.

Abbas was riding the bike and lost control over it after the two-wheeler’s handle grazed against the parapet of the flyover.

The two fell down from the bike. Abbas, who suffered severe head injury, was rushed to a nearby hospital.

He was declared dead on arrival while Amjad is out of danger, said the police.

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