Drunk traffic cop assaults Bengaluru Metro security guard, arrested

A traffic head constable was arrested on Sunday after he assaulted a Metro security guard under the influence of alcohol.

Published: 17th July 2017 03:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2017 09:12 AM   |  A+A-

Bengaluru Metro

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: A traffic head constable was arrested on Sunday after he assaulted a Metro security guard under the influence of alcohol. According to the police, around 8.30 pm on Saturday, Airport Traffic police station constable G H Veeranna came to the Hosahalli Metro station when security guard Gajananda Bheemappa Kilari (working for a private security agency) asked him to go through the security scanners.

Veeranna allegedly objected to this and assaulted Kilari. Kilari’s colleagues intervened and pacified the duo. Kilari then filed a complaint with the Vijayanagar police. On Sunday, police arrested Veeranna.

Police said, “Veeranna was on sick leave for the past 20 days and was not on official duty. He was in an inebriated state and got into a scuffle with the security guard and assaulted him because he was denied entry due to his drunken state.”

Vijayanagar police have registered the case under IPC sections 341, 323, 504, 506 against the head constable. DCP (West) Anucheth said, “We will treat the accused like any other criminal and all due legal procedures will be followed, including disciplinary action.”

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