Mumbai police constable held in drink-driving case

Pawar was on his way home to the police quarters near Dockyard Road railway station when his car first hit a high-end car and subsequently a hawker.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:July 5, 2016 5:58 am

A Mumbai police constable was arrested on Sunday night on charges of drink-driving and injuring a person.

The constable, identified as Ganesh Pawar (28), is attached with Local Arms division of the Mumbai Police in Tardeo, injured a hawker while driving around 8pm near Dockyard Road railway station. He, however, was released on bail Monday morning.

According to police, Pawar was on his way home to the police quarters near Dockyard Road railway station when his car first hit a high-end car and subsequently a hawker. While passersby rushed the injured hawker, identified as Dharmendra Singh (30), to the nearby Maseena Hospital, Pawar fled the spot.

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“One eyewitness dialed 100 and informed about the make of the car and the licence plate number. We found Pawar a few metres ahead, inside his car, which was parked near his home,” said an officer attached with the Byculla police station.

Senior officers said that Pawar was rushed to J J Hospital where his medical examination confirmed that he was in an inebriated condition.

Meanwhile, Singh after being treated for a few major lacerations on his body, including one on his hand and another over his eye, had approached the Byculla police station to register a complaint.

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    Sharad Bijur
    Jul 5, 2016 at 1:08 pm
    Good to know Mumbai constables are paid well these days, They can not only afford cars to take them from home to office. lt;br/gt;If constables can afford cars why have the 7th Pay Commission implementation?
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