Thursday, Jan 20, 2022 | Last Update : 02:15 AM IST

  Metros   Mumbai  31 Mar 2018  Probe ordered into harassment of former ACP by traffic cops

Probe ordered into harassment of former ACP by traffic cops

THE ASIAN AGE. | PRIYANKA NAVALKAR
Published : Mar 31, 2018, 6:43 am IST
Updated : Mar 31, 2018, 6:43 am IST

A few traffic policemen in Govandi on March 16 intercepted the car of a former assistant commissioner of police (ACP) and detained him for 45 minutes.

As the argument went on endlessly, the former ACP narrated the incident on Mumbai traffic police’s WhatsApp number. (Photo: PTI)
 As the argument went on endlessly, the former ACP narrated the incident on Mumbai traffic police’s WhatsApp number. (Photo: PTI)

Mumbai: Amitesh Kumar, joint commissioner of police (traffic), has ordered an enquiry into allegations that a few traffic policemen in Govandi intercepted the car of a former assistant commissioner of police (ACP) and detained him for 45 minutes even after he showed them all the required documents.

The traffic policemen allegedly insisted that the former ACP, who maintained that he had not violated any traffic rules, spell out the violation he had committed, only after which, he would be allowed to pass.

 

On March 16, the former ACP was driving from Govandi to a destination in central Mumbai, and was stuck in traffic near Shivaji Nagar.

There were two traffic policemen diverting the traffic manually. As one of them signaled the vehicles to move, the former ACP, who was headed the same way, moved. However, he had to stop suddenly as the traffic policeman standing on the other side of the road signaled vehicles headed in the opposite direction to move.

Due to this sudden halt, the former ACP’s vehicle was pulled up by one of the traffic policemen on duty. The latter asked the former ACP to show the documents of his vehicle, after which, he very rudely asked the former ACP to identify the reason why he was pulled up. When the traffic policemen allegedly started harassing the former ACP, he identified himself. As the argument went on endlessly, the former ACP narrated the incident on Mumbai traffic police’s WhatsApp number.

 

Mr Kumar said, “We will conduct an enquiry into the matter, and a formal report will be filed. If the allegations turn out to be true, appropriate action will be taken.”

Tags: traffic rules, mumbai traffic police