Traffic cop dragged over 200m on the car bonet in Gurugram
Gurugram: Penalised for driving on the wrong side of the road, a man in the fit of rage tried to run over a traffic constable in Gurugram on Wednesday evening. Such was the brazenness of the driver that he dragged the traffic constable, identified as Parvinder, to over 200 metres before being held by the district police.
The culprit, who has been identified as 32-year-old Karan Kandpal, has subsequently been arrested.
The brazen incident occurred at Sector 29 at around 4:30 pm on Wednesday evening when Karan, a resident of Dwarka, was coming towards Sector 29 shopping centre on the wrong side in his Ford Eco Sport vehicle.
He was stopped by the traffic constable Parminder who asked to him to show his driving licence which apparently the 32-year-old was not carrying at that time. Not at all remorseful of his unlawful act, Karan then tried to argue with the constable and even boasted that his relative is in Delhi Police.
The car in which Karan was travelling also had an official sticker of Delhi Police. In order to intimidate the traffic constable, he forced him to speak to his relative on the phone but the traffic constable rejected his offer. He then went into the car tried to run over the constable before being arrested.
"The way he spoke with us, to begin with, showed that he had no respect for us. He did not treat us as a human being. He tried to intimidate us on several occasions but we held our ground. He was not drunk as has been perceived but he was just arrogant and furious over how he was being made aware that he was wrong in violating the law," said Parminder the traffic cop.
In a city where incidents of road rage and traffic violations have become a major law and order challenge, this incident was again a reflection of how traffic violators are not even sparing the police.
There have also been various cases where the traffic violators have tried to run over on several occasions. Last year, two drunk people who were tried to run over the SHO of sector-29 at MG road after they were being asked to stop.