In yet another incident of city cops being thrashed by miscreants,a drunk truck driver on Sunday tore the reflective traffic jacket worn by a Chandigarh Traffic constable,after the driver was stopped by the cop for rash driving. The accused identified as Shakti Chand,was arrested on the spot.
Constable Sachin and head constable Balwinder Singh were deployed at Faidan barrier on Sunday. Around 8 pm,a motorcyclist identified as Roop Singh reached the barrier and informed Sachin about a truck coming from behind being driven in a rash manner.
As the truck approached the barrier,Sachin asked its driver to stop the vehicle. Upon confrontation,Sachin found the driver,Shakti Chand,was under the influence of alcohol.
He even failed to produce his driving licence. Upon this,Sachin issued a challan.
However,no effort was made by the cop to check the amount of alcohol consumed by the truck driver. When asked for a reason,Sachin replied,We had no alcohol detector with us and so we couldnt corroborate the amount of alcohol consumed by the driver.
However,the reckless attitude of the traffic cop was observed when he handed back the keys to Chand without impounding his vehicle and letting him drive in an inebriated state. Interestingly,the cop did not stop there with his error of judgments. He handed over the keys of the motorcyclist to the truck driver assuming it to be the truck drivers.
Chand,however,realised the goof up and started abusing Roop Singh. Thereafter,Chand refused to return the keys to Singh.
An altercation then took place between the two. When Sachin tried to intervene,Chand tore his police jacket. Upon this,Roop Singh and Balwinder Singh overpowered Chand and handed him over to the police.
A case of criminal force and voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from duty was registered with the Sector 31 police.