Bengaluru: Effect of viral video - Traffic constable who attacked driver transferred

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS) 

Bengaluru, Sep 23: Head constable of traffic police station Mahaswamy, who had assaulted the driver of mini truck, the video of which had gone viral on social media, has been transferred from Halasoor Gate traffic police station to training department. He will be again trained in traffic handling. 

Mahaswamy had attacked mini truck driver Sunil near Town Hall in city. In addition, the head constable had used abusive language against the driver. The video of the same had gone viral on social media. 

An FIR stands registered against the mini truck driver Sunil for obstructing the duty of the constable. Similarly Mahaswamy stands transferred to other department. A departmental inquiry has been ordered of the whole incident.

Joint commissioner-traffic - B R Ravikanthe Gowda

"The head constable, who has been transferred, needs training in sensitive skills. So he has been deputed for 10 days of training," said joint commissioner of traffic department B R Ravikanthe Gowda. 

A preliminary report was prepared by ACP C J Rangaswamy on the whole incident of assault on the driver by head constable Mahaswamy. He is accused of dereliction of duty in the report and accordingly he has been transferred for fresh training. 

Chargesheet has been prepared against Mahaswamy and a departmental inquiry has been ordered. An officer of the grade of DySP will conduct the inquiry. Once the inquiry is over, decision will be taken on the action that needs to be taken against Mahaswamy. 

Giving details of the incident and action taken, B R Ravikanthe Gowda, said, "Skills training will be given to the head constable. So he has been sent to 10 days of training. He will be taught on people-friendly policing and also how to behave with the public," 

In the midst of this, Sunil, the mini truck driver, who was at the receiving end of the anger of head constable Mahaswamy, has gone missing since the evening of Friday. Sunil had called his mother and had given details of the assault that had taken place on him. However, his mobile phone is in switched off mode after that. 

It is said that four strangers had even gone to the house of Sunil on the night of Saturday and threatened his mother. A case in this connection stands registered in the Puttenahalli police station.


Comment on this article

  • Rajen Gopi, Malappuram

    Wed, Sep 25 2019

    Dear Jt. C P (Traffic) - i have a submission to make. From your action it is understood that it is ok to beat and assault another person. So when the common man beats the police in return there should be no case on the common man.

    However, you logic is lousy. You need training first.

    DisAgree Agree [4] Reply Report Abuse

  • N.M, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 24 2019

    This cop should be terminated from duty for Assault. If he was a private sector employee, then he would have been shown the door by now.

    This is the problem with government departments in India and that's the reason why India will not succeed in another 1,000 years. If we learn to take strict action against petty crimes then it will surely set a precedent.

    DisAgree Agree [6] Reply Report Abuse

  • Jesta, Bangalore

    Tue, Sep 24 2019

    Why is he not punished for his crime? How can he hit someone? There should be charges against him.. transfer is definitely not the answer it's only to hush people for ones..

    DisAgree Agree [7] Reply Report Abuse

  • Jossey Saldanha, Atlanta

    Tue, Sep 24 2019

    This will be a lesson to other Traffic Policemen ...

    DisAgree [1] Agree [6] Reply Report Abuse

  • Alexander, Bangalore/USA

    Tue, Sep 24 2019

    This is the value of the Human and Humanity in India!!! Many more to come.

    DisAgree [1] Agree [9] Reply Report Abuse

  • Alban Dsilva, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 24 2019

    The Constable only transferred !!!!! Strange. First he should have been suspended and then enquiry shoould have been conducted. Constable already been trained in Police training then why he should be trained again, why wastage of money. It means, Department supports the constable for the misbehaviour. How many people may be facing harassment and only a few comes to the notice and there is no right action. Why and who sent four people went to the driver's house to threatened his mother. What is the reason behind missing of driver ???????????? . What is the motive behind threatening driver's mother. There may not be third person...

    DisAgree Agree [20] Reply Report Abuse

  • Saleem, Kudroli/Riyadh

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    He is unfit for this job.
    Let him join to some rowdy gang.
    Kick and attack him in the same way.

    DisAgree Agree [14] Reply Report Abuse

  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Transferred! So that he can attack another innocent? Set a precedent, transfer him permanently to records division, he is unfit to police people.

    DisAgree [1] Agree [36] Reply Report Abuse

  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    LAW IS THE SAME FOR ALL. Here is a case where a senior Police takes action against an erring policeman. I join several others in saying kudos to Mr. B R Ravikanthe Gowda

    Mr. Ravikanthe Gowda.... a good job done and thank you for rendering justice to an individual irrespective of his position in the department

    DisAgree [8] Agree [6] Reply Report Abuse

  • Manohar, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    He needs a training in humanity first then policing.

    DisAgree [1] Agree [30] Reply Report Abuse

  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Why he cant be dismissed....!!!!???? Why waste public money training him again...??????

    DisAgree [5] Agree [74] Reply Report Abuse

  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    In life we get a second Chance.

    DisAgree [1] Agree [4] Reply Report Abuse

  • Jack, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    You moron, do you know the stress that these low paid service on duty conduct their daily life. Apart from the deadly toxic fumes which they have to inhale daily with duty. What are you trying to preach when their bosses the ministers ride in AC cars and with crimes with no immunity.

    DisAgree [5] Agree [3] Reply Report Abuse


    Tue, Sep 24 2019


    DisAgree [2] Agree [5] Reply Report Abuse


Title : Bengaluru: Effect of viral video - Traffic constable who attacked driver transferred


You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.

Security Validation

Enter the characters in the image