Bengaluru: Driver assaults traffic police on duty, drives him away in bus

Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru 

Bengaluru, Jul 21: A bus driver allegedly abused and assaulted a traffic constable and then drove him away on a private bus in a road rage incident in city on Friday, July 19. 

As per reports, Dharmaraj and Bhima Lamani, both from the Airport Traffic police station, were manning Tulasi Theatre Road intersection on Old Airport Road. Kumaraswamy, the private bus driver, caused a traffic jam while doing a U-turn at the intersection around 8 am. He was driving the bus from Marathahalli to Yemalur. At that time Dharmaraj walked up to the driver and asked him to take away the bus immediately. Kumaraswamy was infuriated and got into an argument with the police constable. He then allegedly abused and tried to run him over. 

But the constable got into the bus to confront the driver. This further enraged the driver. He allegedly assaulted Dharmaraj and shoved him down before locking up the bus. He then started to drive towards Marathahalli, vowing to take the policeman to the bus owner. 

Dharmaraj managed to alert the police control room in between. A team of patrol personnel managed to chase the bus and stop it near the Marathahalli Junction. The driver was apprehended subsequently. 

Kumaraswamy was booked for assaulting an on-duty government servant, criminal intimidation and wrongful restraint. He was later remanded to judicial custody. 

Kumaraswamy said that bus owner Srinivas had asked him to bring the troublemaking policeman to him.

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