A day after a Traffic Police head constable was arrested and dismissed from service after he threw a brick at a woman, the police probe claims that Head Constable Satish Chand was the first to call the Police Control Room (PCR) at 10.37 am on Monday.
Police sources said he informed the PCR that a woman was caught after she jumped a light and that she was trying to escape after misbehaving with him. Within three minutes, the woman, Ramanjeet Kaur, too made a PCR call alleging that the traffic policeman was misbehaving with her, the sources said.
Incidentally, police claimed that Chand also made a ‘sting tape’ of the entire episode in which he is heard asking the woman for her licence and vehicle registration papers.
In the audio clip with police, there is no mention of the Rs 200 that Chand had allegedly demanded from Kaur.
Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Deepak Mishra confirmed that they have received an audio clip from Chand and a probe is on.
Sources in the New Delhi District police said at 10.37 am, Chand called the PCR after a heated argument with Kaur. He informed the PCR that a woman was misbehaving with him after jumping the light and was trying to flee the spot.
“Before the PCR van could react to Chand’s call, it got another call —this time from Kaur who alleged that the traffic constable was misbehaving with her and not allowing her to leave the spot,” a police officer said.
He said after making the PCR calls, the two got into a scuffle. A while later, Kaur’s elder daughter Yamini made a PCR call that her mother was assaulted by the policeman.
In the 45-second audio clip submitted by Chand, Kaur’s daughter can be heard crying and urging Kaur to show Chand all the documents.
Sources said though Chand had given a complaint against Kaur, police had not initially accepted it. Police later accepted the complaint and there is a strong possibility that a cross-FIR would be registered, an officer said. The audio clip will be sent to the FSL for analysis, police said.
Excerpt from Chand’s sting tape
The 45-second audio clip, which Chand handed over to police, starts with Chand speaking to the woman: “Madam tumne laal bati jump kiya hai. Tum mujhe apni RC aur licence dikhao, mujhe tera challan karna hai (Madam, you have jumped a red-light. Show me your registration papers and licence so that I can fine you)”.
Kaur in reply is heard saying: “Tujhe challan karna hai toh kar de mera court ka challan, main tujhe koi papers nahin dikhaungi (If you want to issue a challan, issue me a court challan. I’m not going to show you any documents)”.
Chand says: “Ki tu badtameezi se kyu baat kar rahi hai aur court challan karne se pehle apni RC aur licence toh dikha (Why are you being so rude? Before I issue a court challan, show me your licence and registration papers).”