Man abuses cops in pub­lic for tow­ing his two-wheeler

Mid Day - - CITY - SANTOSH WAGH santosh.wagh@mid-day.com

SINCE the in­ci­dent in which a traf­fic con­sta­ble was sus­pended for tow­ing a car while a woman was breast­feed­ing her baby in­side, the cops have be­come ex­tremely care­ful in han­dling such mat­ters. On Tues­day, when a 75-year-old man abused the po­lice of­fi­cers who towed his twowheeler and force­fully took back the ve­hi­cle, they de­cided to main­tain their cool. In­stead of re­act­ing at the spot, they qui­etly went to the Mu­lund po­lice sta­tion and filed a com­plaint in the mat­ter.

On Tues­day, when of­fi­cers of the Mu­lund traf­fic di­vi­sion spot­ted Sarpanch Singh’s bike parked in the no-park­ing zone of NS Road, they started tow­ing it. On spot­ting them, Singh rushed to the spot and started ar­gu­ing with the cops. The of­fi­cers im­me­di­ately showed him some of the pic­tures they had taken of his bike parked at the wrong spot.

How­ever, Singh sud­denly jumped onto the van and broke the tow boom to bring his two-wheeler down. The crowd that had gath­ered in the area recorded the en­tire in­ci­dent. Ac­cord­ing to the cops, though Singh abused them, they did not re­act to it. Later, they went to the lo­cal po­lice sta­tion and filed a com­plaint. Se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor, Jayprakash Bhos­ale, of Mu­lund traf­fic di­vi­sion, con­firmed the in­ci­dent and said that the mat­ter was be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by the Mu­lund po­lice sta­tion.

Speak­ing to mid-day, Shri­pad Kale, se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor, said, “We have reg­is­tered a case un­der sec­tions 353 and 506 of IPC. We have not ar­rested Singh as he is a se­nior cit­i­zen, but a no­tice has been sent to him. The mat­ter is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated fur­ther.”

PIC/RA­JESH GUPTA

Sarpanch Singh broke the tow boom of the van and force­fully took back his ve­hi­cle.

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