<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The recent change in rules for towing vehicles only after an announcement on megaphones has not given any respite to the conflict between citizens and the on-duty traffic policemen in Mumbai. A lady traffic constable attached with Thane traffic police department was allegedly assaulted by a female motorist in Kalyan when the constable demanded a fine for parking the two-wheeler wrongly.According to Mahatma Phule police officers, Constable Vandana Kawale, attached with the city traffic police department was on the towing van duty when at Sarvodaya Mall gate at Kalyan West found a two-wheeler being parked wrongly. Kawale as per the new rules made an announcement on the megaphone to alert the vehicle owners. When no one approached to claim their the vehicle, Kawale instructed the towing van helper to tow the two-wheeler of which one belonged to Rubana Khan.”Khan charged on the constable and assaulted her. The cell phone belonging to the towing van helper was damaged during the scuffle and after which the two-wheeler was pulled down from the towing van.”, said a Mahatma Phule police officer.
ALSO READ Mumbai car towing incident: How guilty were cops? New video adds twist to the tale”The constable also asked the motorist to pay fine and take the vehicle away but Khan did not co-operate and a formal complaint was filed.”, said the officer.”We have registered a case under sections 353(obstructing public servant while conducting duty), 332(Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty),504(intent to insult) and 427(mischief causing damage) of the Indian Penal Code.
ALSO READ Motorists to pay more in towing chargesThe woman was arrested and produced in Kalyan court and was sent to Judicial custody.”, said PR Londhe, Senior Inspector, Mahatma Phule police station.
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