Bengaluru Police have detained a leader of the Kannada organisation for running over the foot of a DCP. The incident happened when the DCP was doing his duty on the call of Bharat Bandh by the protesting farmers.
The man detained by the police is identified as Harish Gowda, who is a member of Pro Kannada Sangathana as per the police. Police said that the incident took place near Goranguntre Palya junction on Tumakuru Road. DCP Dharmendra Meena suffered minor injuries as the tyre of the Tata Harrier ran over the police officer.
Following the incident, the police detained the driver of the car and also seized the vehicle for violation. The workers of the Pro-Kannada organisation took part to support the nationwide drive of Bharat Bandh.
Could not see the police officer
The vehicle belonged to a protestor. According to the police, there were posters on the windshield of the vehicle. The posters restricted the view of the road ahead and created multiple blind spots. DCP told the media that due to the restricted view, the vehicle ran over his foot. The DCP suffered injuries as the tyre crushed half his foot. However, he is in a stable condition and is expected to recover soon.
The Bharat Bandh saw blocking of major roads across India causing traffic snarls and jams for hours. It started at 6 am in the morning and lasted for 10 hours. The protestors even forced the trains to stop on their tracks in many parts of the country.
Police officers are often dragged by vehicles
In India, many police officers in the past have been dragged by lawbreakers on their cars. In several incidents, the cars do not stop and the police personnel jump on the bonnet to save themselves from getting crushed. Many police officers have been dragged for many kilometres.
In the present time, almost all the police teams are equipped with wireless units that can be used to ensure that such vehicles can be stopped by the cops deployed ahead. Running away from the cops certainly means that you have done something wrong. Even the government is taking steps to streamline the process of issuing fine and challans. Most police officers simply click a picture of the violation and send the challan online. It is a much bigger crime to run away from the police officers when asked to stop for any reason.
If you feel that you have been issued a fine wrongly, you can always contest that in court or by complaining to senior police officers. Yes, that’s a long process but it is the legal way of doing things in India.