A couple, allegedly in a state of inebriation, assaulted a traffic sergeant in the middle of the road,
pulled his collar and tore apart his name plate late Saturday night.
They were later arrested on the charge of beating an on-duty policeman and restricting him from doing his duty.
The incident occurred at Part Street on Saturday night when they were coming back to their south Kolkata residence after a party.
The couple were driving a grey Hyundai car and had flouted traffic norms in the area.
A traffic police officer stopped them at the spot to penalise them. But the couple started an altercation with the traffic sergeant, Sandip Roy.
They reportedly also fought with him and later pulled his uniform and tore his nameplate.
Pointing fingers at the sergeant, the woman threatened him with dire consequences if he tried to lodge a case against them. Roy soon informed the matter to the officer-in-charge (OC) of South Traffic Guard and a missive was sent to Park Street police station.
A police team reached the spot and arrested the accused, Adhiraj Mukherjee and his wife Sneha Mukherje, and took them to the police station.
“We have arrested them and booked them under sections of 353 and 114 of the Indian Penal Code. There was another lady in the car as well. But she looked scared during the whole incident, and did not take part in the assault of the officer. So we had to let her go,” said a police officer.
Meanwhile, the police produced the two accused before the Bankshall Court, where they were remanded to judicial custody till October 4.
However, the incident is a grim rerun of the Mandarmani episode where some youth, including men and women, had beaten up police personnel in the beach when they were barred from going into the sea in an intoxicated state. The incident took place on September 26.
The seven accused, including three women, were arrested on the charge of beating policemen on duty. The accused were inebriated and reportedly started abusing the policemen.
Soon, the accused escalated the verbal spat into a physical assault. The accused were produced at Kanth court.
Four of them were remanded to judicial custody, while two women got conditional bail.
It is also to be recalled that a speeding SUV took the life of an Air Force officer who was practicing for the Republic Day March in January this year. The accused was later arrested.