Mumbai: Two beat marshals of Mumbai police got hit by a tempo in the wee hours of Wednesday when they were going from Andheri to Bandra on motorbike. The tempo driver was arrested immediately by the Vakola police.

Both the injured policemen were taken to nearby private SevenHills Hospital in Andheri (East), whose doctors say the condition of pillion rider Dhananjay Pawar (52) is critical and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), whereas 35-year-oldrider Ganesh Shinde has sustained minor injuries and is admitted to general ward.

“The pelvic bone of pillion rider is totally damaged. Though there is no injury in his head, leg or hand but his pelvic bone (the joint of abdomen and starting of legs) has to be reconstructed. Since his pelvic bone has gone into pieces so it will take long time at least four to five months for him to recover,” said Dr. Rajendra Karwa, medical superintendent of SevenHills Hospital in Andheri (East).

Meanwhile, the senior inspector of Vakola police Mahadeo Wavale said it was a press tempo carrying newspaper for the delivery when he hit the motorcycle-borne policemen. “We have arrested the driver Abhay Ghansi (25) who was later released on bail. The initial probe reveals that he was not drunk at the time of accident,” said Wavale, who further added that the footage of CCTV camera is being studied to ascertain the actual cause of this accident.

Meanwhile the Regional Transport Office has seized the tempo for further investigation.

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