New Delhi district police have started an investigation into the complaint filed by the traffic constable who attacked a woman with a brick to verify his claims that the scooter-rider called him a ‘dog’ when he tried to stop her for “jumping a red light”.
In the complaint, which was filed by Satish Chand on Monday and accessed by The Indian Express on Wednesday, Chand says that he was performing his duty on Archbishop Road on Monday when the incident took place. “Around 10.15 am, I saw a Scooty coming from Subramaniam Bharti Marg… (the rider) jumped the red light signal. The woman was driving the Scooty with three children on board. I signalled her to stop the vehicle, but she did not, after which I had to extend my arms to stop it,” he claims.
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“As soon as I stopped her, she started abusing me and called me a dog. She started shouting at me and asked me how dare I stop her. I told her that she had jumped a red signal and now she will have to pay a challan of Rs 100. I told her to show me her licence and registration papers, to which she said that ‘people like you have standards as low as only Rs 100,” Chand alleges.
In the woman’s version of the incident, it was claimed that she was wrongfully stopped by the constable, who then “demanded a bribe of Rs 200” from her.
Ramanjeet Kaur’s husband Gurdeep Singh said on Wednesday that Chand, who has been dismissed from service, was giving “false statement and everyone has already seen the reality on the video footage”.
Chand claims that the woman refused to show him the documents.
“She grabbed my uniform and tore it, due to which the buttons of my uniform fell off. After that I made a call to the police control room (PCR) and informed that a woman was caught after she jumped a red light. She was trying to escape after misbehaving with me,” he says, adding that, in the meantime, the woman picked up a brick and threw it on his motorbike, causing damage to it and injury to him.
Chand also alleges that Kaur threatened to implicate him in a false case.