Pune: A conductor of a Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) bus was beaten up black and blue by a police constable for not halting the bus for the latter.
The incident took place near Bremen Chowk on Tuesday at 9.40 pm.
Conductor Dattatray Prahlad Jaybhaye has registered case at Chatuhshrungi police station against police constable Hanmant Dhumal, posted at Hinjawadi police station. The bus was travelling from Ravet to Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) (route number 100/3).
According to an official of PMPML, “The bus was coming from Ravet and going to PMC. When the bus stopped after crossing signal of Breman Chowk. The police constable started alarming the single bell, which is only used by conductor to stop the bus for passengers. The conductor stopped him from doing so. After that, the constable started arguing with him.”
“Passengers tried to pacify the constable, but he was thrashing the conductor continuously. The constable banged him into the ground then blood started coming from his head. After that the driver took the bus to Chatuhshrungi police station. Passengers were the eyewitness of the incident,” said a senior official of PMPML.
The PMPML authorities also alleged that police were not filing complaint against their own staff. “When passengers forced the police to write the complaint, then an FIR was registered,” said the official.
Dayanand Dhome, Police Inspector, Chatuhshrungi police station said, “Both the parties have registered complaints against each other. We are investigating the matter and will reach a conclusion soon.”