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Gang attacks sergeant

A group travelling in a Sumo allegedly “pushed and shoved” a traffic sergeant who chased and intercepted the car on the Bypass after it jumped signals at three crossings on Tuesday afternoon. Six men have been arrested.

Probal Chandra Maity, a sergeant of the 2010 batch, received an alert on his wireless set that a Sumo had jumped signal at the Parama Island crossing and was headed for Mathpukur, where he was on patrol.

“The car was moving north along the Bypass. It had first jumped signal at Tiljala. The cops there alerted their counterparts at the Parama Island crossing. But the car jumped signal there, too,” said an officer.

The next signal was at Mathpukur. Maity, attached to the Beleghata traffic guard, turned the signal red after receiving the message but the car jumped signal once again. All along, the Sumo was moving in a zig-zag manner.

Maity chased the car on his two-wheeler and intercepted it near the Metropolitan Housing Estate on the Bypass. “Some of those in the car came out and started to push and shove Maity,” said a police officer. The group, including a few women, was headed for Nalban.