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Army jawans allegedly thrash Pune traffic cops

Last updated on: February 01, 2012 11:57 IST

Tension prevailed in a central area of Pune on Monday evening as a group of Indian Army jawans clashed with the police following an altercation over traffic violation.

According to the police, the trouble started when a jawan attached to the College of Military Engineering riding a motorbike, was stopped by a traffic constable at Sambhaji Bridge for running into no-entry. The jawan then returned with his friends and assaulted the policemen at the nearby outpost, the police said.

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The jawans, who were in civil clothes, also broke cameras of media persons who had rushed to the spot.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjay Jadhav said the CME jawans abused and assaulted police constables. He said the situation was now under control and action was being taken against the culprits.

Meanwhile, General Officer Commanding-in-C Southern Command Lt Gen A K Singh said strict action will be taken against those found guilty in the incident. "We will not tolerate any indiscipline," he said.

No arrests have been made so far, the police said adding that the traffic police personnel allegedly roughed up by the jawans included two women constables.

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