A Kolkata Police Traffic Sergeant was beaten up by miscreants at Cossipore on Friday night while he was returning home riding a motor bike with his wife in the pillion. Later, cops from Cossipore police station arrested one of the accused.
Although the sergeant was off-duty, on his way back home, he was riding police bike wearing a Kolkata police jacket. The bike-borne miscreants started making derogatory remarks aimed at her. On protesting, the officer was attacked by the miscreants at roadside. He received severe blows in his eyes, forehead and ears.
“I took a food packet and started for home from Kareya Police headquarters. My wife was along with me. The eve teaser started to make ugly comment towards my wife. I requested them stop, but they did not pay any heed to me,” said Saibal Banerjee, the victim Traffic Sergeant.
“Then I stopped by bike and warned those miscreants of taking them to the police station if they continue to act like that. They stopped the bike at Chiriamore crossing and called up their aides. Four-five miscreants overpowered me and beat me up there. My wife was helpless and was seeking help from the passers-by,” Banerjee said.
“Two local youth accompanied my wife to the police station in other end of the road. Three-four policemen came to rescue me and arrested one person, Raju, from there. The others have gone at large,” Banerjee further added.
Banerjee was taken to the hospital. The doctors are concerned over the condition of his eyes. He received injuries in his retina. “The miscreants claimed that they were civic police volunteers. So, it would be better to obey them in this area. However, their claim was false. There are no such civic police personnel in the force,” said a police officer.
It should be recalled that a traffic home guard- Radhanath Sikdar- was allegedly beaten by a rough biker on a Friday in March 2015, at the crossing of College Street and Kolutola Street in North Kolkata when he tried stopping an errant biker who violated one-way traffic rule there.