Female RTO officer on duty assaulted in Vishrantwadi, case registered

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A bicycle taxi driver from an online aggregation company has been arrested by Pune police for physically assaulting a female assistant regional transport officer in Vishrantwadi. The incident happened on Thursday.

Police said a team of RTO officers were tracking down a bicycle taxi service operating illegally in the city on Thursday. RTO officials booked a bicycle taxi from Vishrantwadi claiming they were a customer.

According to a complaint filed by the officer, she had booked a ride online and was a passenger. When the female officer asked him for documents, he ignored her and threatened her.

When another RTO team tried to stop his overspending bike, he ignored and beat the officer and fled the place. During this incident, the female officer was seriously injured and was rushed to the private hospital for treatment.

Ajit Shinde, Deputy RTO said, “A case is registered in Vishrantwadi regarding the incident.”

Shinde said the bicycle taxi service operated by said company is illegal in Pune; so we decided to trap them. Soon we will be launching a program to stop these illegal transport services operating in the city.

Sharad Mali, deputy police inspector, said: “We have registered a case in accordance with the complaint filed by the victim. No arrests have yet been made in this case.

Vishrantwadi Police registered a case under Sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter an official from performing his duties), 332 (willfully injure to deter an official from his duty), 189 (threat of injury to a civil servant) and 279 (Reckless Driving or Driving on a Public Road) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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