Sunday, March 26, 2017
Kashmir Times Logo
Jammu Kashmir
Beating of traffic cop: Taj denies victim’s allegation
SRINAGAR, Sep 11: Under fire for beating a traffic cop by his security guards, PHE minister Taj Mohi-u-Din, today claimed that he did not witness the incident.

The traffic police man was beaten as he stopped the minister’s escort breaking for jumping the traffic signal. The traffic cop had alleged that Taj witnessed his security guards thrashing them but did not intervene.

The incident had occurred on Monday evening when minister’s cavalcade was on move here in connection with an interview at local Doordarshan on the possible flood threat . His escorts allegedly tried to jump the traffic light when the red light was on and the vehicular traffic movement in that direction had stopped.

The security guards (PSOs) severely beat the traffic police man and they received injuries. Police registered a case and arrested the two security guards, Mohammad Shafi and Mohammad Abbass.

Taj denied that he witnessed his escorts beating up the traffic police officer, Mohan Lal. He, however, confirmed that he was present at the spot and regretted the incident.

"I did not witness the incident. I had a TV interview. I was not aware of the incident. I came to know about this incident only after 6 PM," he said.

Calling the incident "highly regrettable", the minister said how can two forces fight each other on street. "I do not know what happened. Let the law take its own course. The case has been registered and now its is for the police to investigate the matter. I do not know about the incident."

However, the victim officer said the minister was in his car and was watching the incident as a mute spectator.

"I was doing my duty, when the escorts of the minister jumped the light. We stopped them and they came out and tried to beat my constable. To this I objected and they cocked their guns and thrashed me with butts... The minister was inside the car and he was watching the entire incident... I am a government employee. They should not have done this to me," Mohan Lal said.

Chief minister Omar Abdullah promised action posting his reaction on micro-blogging site Twitter.

"The cops who beat the traffic police officer have been arrested & booked. I have asked for the strongest possible action under law," he tweeted.

News Updated at : Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Comment on this Story 
Top Stories of the Day  
Army jawans attack, injure 6 GRP cops
JAMMU, Sep 11: Six GRP cops were injured after being allegedly attacked by the army jawans including some senior officers at Kathua, last night. The erring jawans also ransacked a GRP Police Station. GRP sources said that army jawans in uniform and with weapons led by a Lieutenant Colonel attacked at Railway Police Station, injuring six cops, one of them seriously, on last night in Kathua. An argument took place between one of the jawans Deepak Kumar and a railway cop Jarnail Singh. Deepak was
> Police hunt for NC leader, released woman anchor appears on DDK
> Sarpanch killing fallout: 15 Palhallan panches resign
> Hajj pilgrims to fly directly to Jeddah
> Security forces foil infiltration bid
> Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi refuses to take bail from Bombay High Court
Other Stories from Web  
Find us on
Weather Report
Shridev Sharma
Mata Vaishnodevi | Matavaishnodevi | Mata Vaishno Devi
Electric Blanket | Electric Bed Warmers | Electric Under Blankets | Electric Heating Blanket
Web Design Jammu, Web Design Company, Ideogram Jammu
Home | Contact Us | Kashmir Times | Kashmir Times E-Paper - Jammu | Kashmir Times E-Paper - Srinagar | Dainik Kashmir Times | Jammu Prabhat
Copyright 2013 Kashmir Times Group. All rights reserved. Powered by Ideogram Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd.