In a shocking hit and run case that happened in Banaskantha district of Gujarat, a driver in a white car ran over a cop at a checkpoint. And the entire hit and run incident was captured on CCTV. Here, watch it for yourself.
From the CCTV footage, it appears that the car that hit the constable at the check post was already damaged. It had significant frontal damage even prior to reaching the checkpoint, and it could be that the driver of the car was actually fleeing another accident.
After crashing into the constable, the car was found abandoned in the bushes nearby. The constable has been shifted to a hospital at Mehsana, with a fractured leg and spinal injuries. Cops in Gujarat have already managed to find details of the car’s ownership after recovering the abandoned vehicle.
However, the owner of the car is said to be absconding, with even his mobile phone switched off. Police sources reveal that the car’s driver is likely to have panicked after seeing the checkpoint. Cops frequently check cars at the Gujarat-Rajasthan border as many Gujarat (a dry state) residents cross over to Rajasthan for alcohol. For now, it’s unclear if the driver involved in the hit and run incident was drunk at the time of the incident.
A person accused of a ‘Hit and run’ case faces jail time and fines. A long list of charges from the Indian Penal Code (IPC) come into effect in such a case. Rash driving under Section 279, severely injuring the victim, thus endangering his life under Section 338, and assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharging duty under Section 353 are the various charges this driver is likely to face. If found guilty, he can be locked up for upto 2 years. When asked to stop at a police check post, always do so.