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Thane Woman Traffic Cop Who Taught a Lesson to an Abusive Politician Rewarded by Her Dept

Thane Woman Traffic Cop Who Taught a Lesson to an Abusive Politician Rewarded by Her Dept

In a welcome move, the Thane Traffic Police rewarded a woman traffic constable for her exemplary courage in taking action against an abusive traffic violator.

Seema Kale, a traffic constable in Thane, stood up to the abusive violator who is also a political party worker and took action against him.


Image for representation only. by tian yake, via Flickr.

The incident took place in February 2016 when Kale was on duty at the Nitin Company Chowk signal. She encountered a driver who was speaking over a phone while driving and asked him to pull over and present his license. He had also been jumping signals.

The man, identified as Shashikant Kalgude, refused to cooperate and started abusing and hitting Kale instead. She didn’t budge and went on to take action against him as per the Motor Vehicles Act. He was further arrested under several criminal charges.

According to a report in Mid Day, the authorities decided to reward her with a cash prize of Rs 10,000. An initiative has been started by the Thane traffic DCP Sandip Palve to award traffic cops who show extraordinary courage in dealing with traffic violators.

“We have awarded constable Seema for her bravery so everyone gets motivated to take up cases and not step back to avoid such situations,” he told Mid Day.

Reports say that the violator, Shashikant Kalgude is an office-bearer with the political party Shiv Sena.

“The incident was quite sudden. I hadn’t anticipated the extent to which it would get dragged. But I am happy that I responded to it in the right way; something like this should not happen with any policewoman, and if it does, they should be able to give it back without any fear,” said Kale.

Featured image source: Wikimedia Commons

Also read: In Bengaluru, the Police and the Public Tackle Law and Order in a Unique Collaborative Effort

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