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Mumbai: Woman and mother assault traffic cops in Malad over tinted windows and double parking, booked

10:35 PM Oct 28, 2021 | Priyanka Navalkar

Malad Police have booked two women for allegedly assaulting a traffic police officer and a police inspector from the Nirbhaya Squad on Tuesday evening in the market at Malad (W). The traffic police were about to initiate action against one of the accused women, whose vehicle had tinted sheets on the windows and was double parked, when she turned aggressive and attacked them. She and her mother have been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code; however, arrests are yet to be made.

According to police, the incident occurred on Tuesday evening, near a shopping centre at Malad, wherein the accused woman, Shivani Deepak Kediya and her mother Lakshmi, residents of Poddar Park in Malad, had allegedly double-parked their vehicle on the road sheets. Apart from this, there were tinted sheets on the car's windows, which is not permitted by the police.

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When the traffic policemen approached Kediya, to make enquiries and asked her to step out of the car, she turned aggressive and manhandled the officers. At this point, an inspector with the Nirbhaya Squad, Rital Parule, came to the rescue and settled the matter. Kediya is reported to have angrily pushed Parule in front of the public, which further escalated the matter.

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A commotion ensued as the mother and daughter allegedly refused to back off. Soon, a team from Malad police station registered a First Information Report against the duo, acting on the complaint of the traffic police personnel.

The duo was booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code for assault or criminal force (section 352), assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty (section 353), intentional insult (section 504), criminal intimidation (section 506) and common intention (section 34), said Dhananjay Ligade, senior inspector, Malad police station. He also said that a notice had been issued to both the female accused and arrests were yet to be made.

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