Indore, Madhya Pradesh:
Traffic police say a traffic officer was arrested dangerously sitting on the bonnet of a car after he stopped the driver from talking on a mobile phone in the Madhya Pradesh city of Indore on Thursday. Two, police said.
The incident happened at the Satya Sai intersection, where traffic police officer Shiv Singh Chouhan, 50, waved his hand off the bus after seeing the driver talking on his mobile phone while driving, an official said.
The defendant was so angry that he was asked to pay the fine that he refused to stop the car for about 4km despite the policeman jumping on the bonnet and holding on dangerously, he said.
Police were forced to surround the speeding vehicle to stop it and arrest the driver, the official said.
The accused driver has been arrested under sections 279 (impulsive driving), 332 (arbitrary injury to public officials on duty) and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code , said RS Dandotia, sub-inspector of Lasudia police station.
He said a pistol and a revolver were also recovered from the possession of the defendant, a resident of Gwalior.
“The defendant has stated that these weapons are licensed and we are investigating it,” the official said.
Police chief Mr Chouhan said: “While on duty at Satya Sai Square, I stopped a car while the driver was driving while talking on the phone. When I told him he would have to pay a fine if he broke the rules, he refused, and threatened to run over me.”
When the defendant started driving, Mr. Chouhan said he climbed onto the bonnet but he did not stop for about 4 km until police stopped and forced the vehicle to stop near Lasudia police station.
“The defendant tried to make me fall by slamming the brakes. He also drove very close to other vehicles on the road, but I held on tight,” Mr. Chouhan said.
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