In a shocking case of police brutality, a traffic constable in Bengaluru assaulted a former army officer for removing barricades from a traffic junction on a road to let an ambulance pass.
The incident took place near the Cauvery theatre junction on Ballari Road in Bengaluru at around 12.45 pm on Tuesday when Nagappa Evoor, who had served with MEG of the Indian Army for 22 years, decided to remove the strip of plastic ribbon blocking the bypass on the road for vehicles to continue going straight on Ballari Road, according to The Times of India.
The report added that the ambulance, which was carrying A+ blood from a blood bank to the Yelahanka hospital, got stuck in a traffic jam due to rain. The ambulance driver then asked Nagappa to help.
"Soon after I let the ambulance go, a sub-inspector hurried towards me and started abusing me. Even as I was trying to explain that there was an ambulance, he tried to snatch my bicycle and started hitting me," The Times of India quoted Nagappa as saying.
Additional Commissioner of Police B Dayananda has suspended the traffic constable who attacked Nagappa, according to IBNLive.
"Prima facie there is misconduct proved. As per conduct rules he will be suspended with immediate effect. We have started a detailed enquiry also," the report quoted Dayananda as saying.
Dayananda is also monitoring the inquiry and said further action will be initiated as soon as preliminary verification of facts is done.
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Updated Date: Mar 04, 2015 13:37:14 IST