A cop was injured in Patiala, Punjab, when a car attempting to elude a security check slammed into him and fled.
The policeman is seen in a video published by news agency ANI attempting to halt a white car. The car driver accelerates and collides with the police officer’s legs.
The police officer is seen straining to maintain his balance as he clings to the bonnet, but the automobile does not slow down. As the cop goes to the side of the car, it accelerates, and the cop’s head collides with the car’s left rear view mirror before collapsing to the ground.The entire incident was videotaped.
Location of the incident
The incident occurred in the city’s Leela Bhawan neighbourhood. Suba Singh, an ASI, was doing normal checks in the Leela Bhawan area in the run-up to Independence Day.
He had pulled over a car to check it out, but the motorist escaped after colliding with the ASI. According to reports, the police officer’s leg was fractured.
People were shocked by the incident
Several other cars are parked nearby, and several people can be seen looking in disbelief as the car races away, leaving the police officer injured.
The officer who was injured is being treated, and the car has been located, the police said.
According to ANI report, “The car driver dragged the police personnel along with the car to evade checking. The car has been traced and further investigation is underway,” said Hemant Sharma, DSP City.
Similar incident happened last year
A similar incident occurred last year in Delhi’s Dhaula Kuan neighbourhood, when a car travelled for about 400 metres while a traffic cop held onto the bonnet. When a police officer saw the vehicle speeding on a major road, he attempted to stop it, but the driver refused to slow down. After a one-kilometer chase, the car driver was apprehended.
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Charges against the car driver
The police said they had filed a complaint against the car’s driver and had begun an inquiry to find him.
According to reports, police have filed a case against the car’s driver under relevant provisions of the IPC, notably section 307 of the IPC.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh tweeted, “Strict action has already been initiated and FIR under section 307 has been registered. Have asked the DGP to immediately identify the culprits and bring them to book.”
Hemant Sharma, Deputy Superintendent of Police, said, “We have traced the car, and driver will be soon arrested. The ASI has received a fracture in his right leg and is under treatment in a private hospital.”