A man, who is alleged to be the brother of a transport agent, created a ruckus at the Tardeo Regional Transport Office (RTO) and attempted to assault a woman staffer on Friday evening. The man, who was reportedly under the influence of alcohol, managed to give irate RTO staffers the slip soon after the assault, the police said.
According to the police, the accused, who is believed to be in his thirties, entered the RTO premises at 5 pm on Friday. “Waving a receipt, he went inside the office, demanding that we not issue a license to a particular applicant. The man, who was reeking of alcohol, turned violent when he was asked to leave,” said Tushar Ingle, a clerk at the RTO. Ingle added that the man did not pay any heed to the warnings and instead attempted to assault senior clerk Sharda Hedau.
“The man went to Hedau’s desk, swore at her and threatened to kill her if she did not do what he said. He then picked up her desktop monitor and tried to throw it at her, but the cable stayed firm and the monitor fell back on the desk,” Ingle said.
The police said Hedau’s colleagues chased him out of the office. “I was sitting at the counter where I handle the issuance of duplicate licenses and renewal of license by post. The man came to my desk and pushed my desktop off the table. Senior colleagues then overpowered him,” Ingle said.
“A case has been registered against an unidentified individual for assaulting a public servant, insult with intention to create breach of peace and criminal intimidation under the Indian Penal Code. The complainants have told us that the man is the brother of a known RTO agent.
We will summon the agent and his brother,” said Assistant Inspector Ramesh Navkudkar od Tardeo police station.