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Auto driver held for playing loud music, abusing SI

The police are on the lookout for an auto driver who was not only creating nuisance by playing loud music but also abused and shoved a traffic police sub-inspector who flagged his vehicle down at Jakkur Cross on March 6. Sub-inspector Shivaputrappa T Magod (50), attached to the Yelahanka traffic police station, filed a complaint against the auto driver, who has been booked under IPC sections 353 — assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from discharging his duty and 504 — intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace.

According to the police, the incident occurred at Jakkur Cross around 6.15 pm when subinspector Magod and his colleagues were on duty. When an autorickshaw was being driven with loud music, causing nuisance to commuters and the police, Magod flagged it down and questioned the auto driver. The auto driver then took out his mobile and started recording the policeman’s actions. When Magod questioned the auto driver, he started abusing him and shoved the officer away before fleeing from the spot. Magod took down the autorickshaw’s registration number (KA 04 D 1271) and filed a complaint with the Amruthahalli police.

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