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Mumbai: SUV driver who drove away with traffic constable on bonnet arrested

The traffic cop had asked the accused to stop but he claimed to be a media person and tried to flee. The constable then sat on the car’s bonnet to stop him, but the accused drove off.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Updated: October 1, 2021 6:32:41 pm
Mumbai news, Mumbai police, SUV driver arrested, SUV driver droves away traffic constable, Mumbai latest newsThe motorist managed to escape from the spot after the constable got down from the bonnet. (Photo: Screenshot)

The DN Nagar police traced and arrested the motorist who was seen speeding away with a traffic constable seated on his car’s bonnet on Thursday morning. The policeman had tried to stop the Hyundai Creta in Andheri (West), but the accused drove off in a bid to flee. A video of the incident had gone viral.

The accused, Sohail Katuriya (28), is a garments businessman from Amboli, but had claimed to be a mediaperson. Senior Inspector of DN Nagar police station Milind Kurde said, “We will produce him before a magistrate court today (Friday).”

The incident took place at 11 am below Azad Nagar metro station. The complainant, Vijaysingh Gurav (48), was on duty when he spotted an SUV moving in the wrong lane on JP Road.

The constable signalled Katuriya to stop but he displayed an identity card, said he is a mediaperson and tried to flee. Gurav sat on the car’s bonnet to stop him, but Katuriya sped away with the constable still seated there. Katuriya managed to escape after Gurav got down from the car.

An FIR has been registered against the accused for rash driving, endangering lives and obstructing a public servant from discharging duty under sections 353, 336, 279 of the Indian Penal Code and 184 of the Motor Vehicles Act.

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