Breaking traffic laws is a common practice in India. Gurugram is one of such cities where the traffic police put on regular check posts to keep such lawbreakers off the road. Recently, a couple from Gurugram, who was flagged down by the cops at a road in the city was trying to escape and in the process, dragged an on-duty policeman on their car.
The couple was arrested for allegedly dragging the traffic police officer on the bonnet of their vehicle. The cops also said that the couple also assaulted the police officers present on the spot. The incident took place at 9:45 AM at Vatika Chowk, Sohna Road. The couple in a silver Honda City jumped a traffic signal when the police constable Sunil Kumar spotted them and flagged them down. The driver of the vehicle stopped the car. The couple, who were sitting behind the vehicle stepped out of the car. However, the woman sat in the driver seat suddenly while the husband also got into the co-driver seat. The woman started driving in a bid to escape from the spot.
The constable, who stopped the vehicle jumped on the vehicle to stop the couple from escaping. However, the lady kept on driving. The police say that the personnel was dragged for about 45 meters. The driver, who jumped the signal was standing near the vehicle when the couple tried to get off from the spot. The driver did not say anything or did anything.
The cop, who got dragged said that he raised the alarm and asked the colleague to intercept the car with his motorcycle. This is when the woman finally stopped the vehicle and slammed the brakes. However, the couple started abusing Sunil Kumar and also threatened that if he ever tried to stop their car, they will kill him.
The police have identified the couple and the 28-year old lady is a Chartered Accountant while the 32-year old husband is an engineer. Both are residents of Gurugram Sector 90. However, the names have not been revealed to give them privacy. However, since it was the last day in the office for the husband, the woman was going to drop the husband at his workplace.
Two journalists, who were crossing the spot at the same moment spotted the fiasco and started making a video of it. The woman spotted the journalist making a video and then snatched the camera. The woman also abused the journalist and assaulted him in full public view. Since there was a lot of commotion in the area, it attracted a lot of attention. A few onlookers started recording videos of the incident, which are now available on various social media and video platforms. One clip also shows the woman assaulting the traffic officials and two journalists as other officers try to control them.
Minor injuries were sustained by the constable who hung on the vehicle. The cops have registered a case under various sections including sections 186 for obstructing a public servant in discharge of public functions, 332 voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty, and 353 assault or criminal force to deter public servant, 323 causing hurt, 307 attempt to murder, 427 causing damage and 506 of the Indian Penal Code at Sector 50 police station. This is not the first time that a police officer was dragged in Gurugram. In the past, the cops have arrested such lawbreakers.