Autorickshaw Driver Held for Not Heeding Police Advice

An autorickshaw driver was arrested for allegedly not obeying instructions of a police official and then dragging him alongwith the vehicle.

The policeman suffered injuries in the incident, police said.

While traffic branch inspector Dileep S Suryavanshi was on duty near Deepak hotel in Kalyan last evening, he spotted an autorickshaw parked wrongly which was affecting the traffic movement on the road, police said.

Suryavanshi asked the driver to park the vehicle properly.

The driver, Arvind Pundalik Sanap, did not listen to him and when the officer tried to reprimand him, Sanap drove away in speed, dragging the traffic cop, who was holding a rod on the vehicle, along with the vehicle to a considerable distance and in the process the latter sustained injuries.

Suryavanshi later lodged a complaint against the driver who was arrested last night, police said.

The auto rickshaw driver has been charged under sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 337 of the IPC and relevant sections of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, police added.