Mumbai: Motorist driving without licence assaults cop

The incident took place at C P Tank at 5 pm, when sub-inspector Shubhangi Malusare (26) was on duty looking for traffic offenders.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:October 3, 2016 4:17 am

A woman motorist riding a two-wheeler — without carrying a drivers’ licence and a helmet — allegedly assaulted a policewoman in Girgaum on Saturday evening. She was later booked and her vehicle and drivers’ licence, confiscated.

The incident took place at C P Tank at 5 pm, when sub-inspector Shubhangi Malusare (26) was on duty looking for traffic offenders. The police said that upon spotting Premlata Bansal (46) riding a scooter without a helmet, she motioned for her to stop.”

“The accused was not carrying her licence or wearing a helmet. When she was asked to pay a fine, she got into an argument with the officer. The accused then scratched the officer and attempted to ride away but was prevented from doing so,” said Sanjay Kamble, senior inspector, VP Road police station.

While Malusare received treatment for scratch injuries, Bhuleshwar resident Bansal was booked for alleged assault and deterring a public servant while carrying out her duty. “We have served the accused a notice to attend court on Monday to pay a fine and collect her licence and vehicle,” Kamble said.

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