Man arrested for asking traffic police officer to wear a helmet

An attempt to teach a lesson to a constable for not wearing a helmet ended in a tragedy for Mumbai man as he was taken in police custody along with two passersby in Kherwadi on Sunday evening

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An attempt by a Mumbai youngster to police a traffic constable for not wearing a helmet while driving turned anti-climatic for him as well as two passersby as they were taken into police custody by the constable. Meanwhile, the trio was remanded in police custody for two days first and later sentenced to a 14-day judicial remand. On the other hand, the constable received a fine of ₹500 and a traffic ticket for not wearing a helmet.  

The news about the same came out after the video of the incident that took place on Sunday evening went viral on WhatsApp. Shot by a local resident, the video begins with Pawan Sayyadni, the accused stopping constable Pandrinath Ramu from riding his bike without a helmet, while another local looks on.

With a sense of anger, Pawan pulled out the keys of the bike and refused to return it to Ramu as he hadn't worn a helmet. When Ramu tried reasoning with Pawan and asked him to arrive at the police post, Pawan yelled at him asking, "Where's your helmet?"

Eventually, Ramu was abused by Pawan who claimed that if he doesn't follow the regulations himself, then Pawan will see to it. Later he gave the keys to Ramu only after he wore a helmet. Once out of the area, Ramu registered a case against Pawan and the two locals under section 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint).

“During our investigation, we found they were under the influence of alcohol,” Subhash Jadhav, senior inspector, Nirmal Nagar police station told HT.