If you are still wondering about the headline, then let us tell you that it is a true incident that happened at Sector 26 chownk in Chandigarh. With the news of a rape being reported last month, women safety is becoming a serious issue in Chandigarh and what happened with this woman serving Chandigarh Traffic Police has raised many eyebrows.
The Story: What Happened and How
A woman constable serving Chandigarh Traffic Police left her home in the morning to perform her official duties. Stationed at Sector 26 grain market chowk on Madhya Marg, Sadhna, a constable of the traffic wing, tried to stop an over loaded passenger rickshaw for jumping the red light. The auto was on its way to Mani Majra. With no understanding of the traffic rules, the auto sped away in the opposite direction and then took a U-turn thereby approaching the same red light where Sadhna was stationed. Sadhna, the constable, tried to stop him again but instead fell into the moving auto.
The speeding auto rickshaw didn’t stop even after repeatedly being asked to. When Sadhna tried to raise an alarm, the driver found it sadistic and instead of stopping the rickshaw, he turned on the music system. Smartly enough, Sadhna was able to contact women helpline and police control room while from inside the auto. After the call, PCR vehicles started chasing the auto and successfully intercepted it in Sector 20, Chandigarh.
Pawan, the auto driver, has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping Sadhna, the woman constable of the Chandigarh Police. He has been charged for the following:
- Sections 365 (kidnapping),
- Section 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from his duty)
- And Section 353 (assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from the discharge of her duty) of the IPC.
Pawan will have a tough time in Sector 26 Police Station, Chandigarh. After being intercepted by the PCR vehicles, Pawan tried to act smart thinking he has a chance to run but his plans didn’t turn out in his favour. When he was asked to show the required documents, he didn’t have any and thus his auto was impounded by the police.
Let us all be Responsible:
Off lately, Chandigarh has been witnessing a lot of crimes against women. A lot of rape cases being reported, current scenario in Chandigarh has made us question if the City Beautiful is actually safe, will it be able to live up to the bench mark of being India’s safest city? With police doing everything on its end to make Chandigarh a safe place, it is the responsibility of all citizens to be aware of our rights and should take a pledge this New Year to not misuse it.