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Mumbai: Woman assaults traffic cop, arrested

MUMBAI: In a shocking incident, a woman who assaulted atraffic constable in south Mumbai , stating that he abused her over an argument of not wearing a helmet, was arrested by the LT Marg police on Saturday.

The video of her beating the police constable has gone viral on social media, and the traffic police immediately issued a release stating that the woman is lying as the police constable did not abuse her.

The LT Marg police on late Saturday afternoon arrested Sadvika Ramakant Tiwari

(30), a resident of Masjid Bunder

along with Mohsin Khan from Bhendi Bazaar. Police have booked them under the IPC sections of 353, 332, 504 and 506 of preventing a government servant from discharging his duties, voluntary causing hurt, intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace and criminal intimidation.

According to the police traffic constable Eknath Porte, attached to the Kalbadevi traffic division, was on duty at Surti Hotel junction at Kalbadevi when he stopped the biker Mohsin Shaikh and Sadvika Tiwari was a pillion rider.

Porte asked Shaikh to pay a fine as he was not wearing a helmet. This led to an intense argument between Sadvika and Porte.

All of a sudden, Sadvika caught Parte by his uniform and started assaulting him and in the video, she is heard saying that Porte abused her. Mohsin Shaikh, co-accused in the case is seen making a video of the assault. Porte then took the help of a woman cop who intervened and took control of the situation and handed over Sadvika and Shaikh to LT Marg police. “After hearing the both the sides, we registered an offence against Sadvika and Shaikh for manhandling a public servant, though Porte claims that he did not abuse her. Joint commissioner of police (Traffic) Yashhasvi Yadav has praised Porte stating that despite the woman assaulting him, the constable has kept the dignity and did not abused her and instead he referred to the accused as ‘madam’ and ;sir’. Yadav has also requested the members of public to respect the police and assured that those misbehaving with cops will be dealt with serious action.

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