Three held for assaulting traffic sergeant at Behala

first_imgKolkata: A traffic sergeant was assaulted by a taxi driver and two of its passengers on Monday night in front of Behala Industrial Estate on Biren Roy Road. Later, all three accused persons were arrested.According to police, on Tuesday night at around 10:30 pm, Anindya Sundar Naskar, a sergeant of Diamond Harbour traffic guard, noticed a taxi parked almost on the middle of Biren Roy Road, due to which movement of other vehicles was getting obstructed. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaHe approached the taxi and asked the driver to move the vehicle from there. In reply to Naskar’s instruction, the taxi driver Jyotish Singh reportedly told that the taxi had encountered some problem and the engine was not starting. Hearing this, Naskar reportedly told Jyotish to push the taxi to a side of the road and said that otherwise he would call a wrecker van to tow the taxi as it was hampering traffic movement. It has been alleged that when Naskar told that he would call the wrecker van, the passengers of the taxi identified as Tapas Sangram and Supriya Singh allegedly used derogatory language and got involved in an altercation with the sergeant. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe trio subsequently started pushing and shoving Naskar. When the sergeant warned them, they allegedly manhandled him. Seeing a police personnel getting beaten up, local residents detained the trio and informed Parnasree police station regarding the incident. Some traffic police personnel nearby also came to know about the incident from pedestrians and rushed to the spot. Later, the trio was taken to a police station and Naskar was rushed to Vidyasagar State General Hospital, from where he was treated and discharged. Late on Monday night, he lodged a complaint against the three accused persons, following which they were arrested on charges of voluntarily causing hurt and assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from his duty. The taxi was also seized.last_img