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Traffic cops attacked during campaign against drunken drivers, 4 arrested

Traffic cops attacked during campaign against drunken drivers, 4 arrested

Kolkata: Police personnel, including two traffic sergeants, were heckled by a few people at the crossing of Park Circus connector and Gobinda Khatik Road during a drive against drunken drivers.

Four persons have been arrested in this case.

According to sources, on Sunday night, Park Circus traffic guard and East traffic guard were conducting a raid against drunken drivers.

During checking of vehicles sergeant Snehasish Mukherjee of East guard stopped a car bearing registration number WB 02AE 6712 coming along the park Circus Connector and asked the driver to undergo a breath analyzer test. Almost at the same time another car bearing registration number WB 02M 1363 coming along the Gobinda Khatik Road was stopped by sergeant Sarkan Ahmed of Park Circus traffic guard and the driver of the car was also asked to undergo the same test.

However, both the drivers refused to cooperate and used abusive language against the traffic sergeants. When the altercation heated up, one of the drivers pushed the police personnel.

Traffic sergeants informed the Topsia police station and sought immediate assistance. A police team was sent to the spot along with a police inspector.

When other passengers were asked to step out of the cars and told to leave immediately, they refused to do so and started attacking the traffic sergeants and police. They reportedly assaulted Snehasish, Sarkan and other on-duty police personnel and deterred them from performing their duty.

Later, four persons were detained along with their

cars and taken to the police station. After Snehasish lodged a complaint against the accused persons, four persons identified as Amarlal Mehta, Bikash Bhalla, Debasish Dhar and Subhanjit Mukherjee were arrested under Sections 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty) and 114 (abettor present when offence is committed) of the IPC. They have been produced before the concerned court and subsequently remanded to judicial custody by the magistrate.

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