Mumbai: A traffic police constable allegedly pushed a biker, who was caught riding on the wrong side at Mahim’s Cadell Road on Thursday afternoon. The biker, Kaif Khan (22), was accompanied by his sister Aayat (19), who were on their way to appear for an annual examination.
When the traffic police constable Shivalkar, spotted the duo riding on the wrong side, he tried to stop them and allegedly pushed the biker, after which he lost his balance and fell. The biker sustained injuries in the altercation and was rushed to Hinduja Hospital.
On Thursday morning, Kaif, a second-year student and Aayat, a junior college student, were on their way to the examination centre. After filling the bike’s petrol tank, while exiting the petrol pump at Cadell Road, the sibling duo began riding on the wrong side and were stopped by traffic constable Shivalkar.
Kaif’s brother Sharif said, “When the constable pushed the bike, Kaif lost his balance and the duo fell. Soon after that an Innova car drove over Kaif’s hand, fracturing it. People were shooting videos, but nobody volunteered to take them to the hospital. When I reached the spot, I rushed them to Hinduja Hospital, who suggested surgery as a treatment.
He further added that Kaif won’t be able to appear for the examination as he cannot write with a fractured hand. When the sibling duo approached the Mahim police to register an FIR in the matter, police allegedly refused to do so and Kaif’s father filed a complaint letter, alleging police had threatened him if he tried to pursue the filing of an FIR.
Meanwhile, police said they are probing the matter and will initiate appropriate action after a detailed investigation. Police will also scrutinise CCTV camera footage of the area to ascertain the facts and check the allegations levelled by the complainants.